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My husband and I headed up to Galena from St. Louis specifically for this adventure for my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth N
Saint Louis, Missouri
what an amazing experance

My wife and daughter bought me a ride for my 70th birthday and it was a present,. I'll never forget... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Derby, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I headed up to Galena from St. Louis specifically for this adventure for my birthday. The owner was a hoot, definitely a funny guy but was also very informative.The views were amazing, still can't believe we were a mile in the air....More

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and daughter bought me a ride for my 70th birthday and it was a present,. I'll never forget JOHN our commander was very professional and informative from beginning to end . With winds on the edge of safe ,we had to wait a...More

1  Thank grwnrodgers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just flew with Glenn this morning. He was our pilot last year and was so amazing just had to start a yearly tradition. His amusing antidotes and information makes it a must do for anyone. And getting to help crew the breakdown at the end...More

Thank cabeach58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode at 6:30 am in Indianola, Iowa. Glenn was our pilot and we had a fantastic time. The entire flight- lift off, flight itself, and landing, was very smooth. We were fortunate to have good weather. An added bonus to flying during a festival...More

Thank Beth A
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

How amazing was this! We stayed at Eagle Ridge so we didn’t have to travel far to find Andy and his helpers. We were greeted by the van and were immediately made to feel welcome! The balloon itself is so amazing, all the spectacular colors...More

1  Thank saraandfrank
Reviewed June 17, 2018

I surprised my mom with a hot air balloon flight, and it was well worth the money! Andy was our pilot, and he was friendly, funny, and laid back the entire time. The views were extraordinary, and the landing was smooth. It was tricky to...More

1  Thank derpa2015
Reviewed May 28, 2018

It was a perfect night. Andy is a very experienced pilot, and has a great sense of humor, too. The ride was so smooth, and even the landing was just a couple of little bumps. The area around Galena is scenic with beautiful farms and...More

Thank Dbqt
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I was fortunate to experience a fabulous balloon adventure to celebrate a special birthday with Galena on the fly. Andy, the owner and operator was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and easy to engage in conversation with. The sights of Galena and the surrounding area was beautiful...More

Thank sumekara
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

What an AWESOME experience! Andy and his crew were terrific! Andy also did a great job answering everyone’s questions. I can check this off my bucket list but I will definitely be going again and again. Thank you Galena on the Fly for making it...More

2  Thank mrskbuch
Reviewed October 10, 2017

I have flown with five different hot air balloon companies in six different states, and even a flight in France. Our flight in Galena is has topped them all. Or first flight was cancelled due to high winds. Although it was a beautiful day outside,...More

1  Thank Ashlee S
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June 17, 2016|
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Response from Trish M | Reviewed this property |
Rides were $200 each. We arrived at 6:45 for the sunset trip. The ride was about an hour and a half. I think it depends on wind and weather. :) hope this helps.
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November 8, 2015|
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the earlier response, personal preference. We went in early August, on an evening ride, and it was great. I would think that the fall (just passed) would be a great time since you can see the fall colors on the... More
October 5, 2015|
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Response from Rosemary D | Reviewed this property |
$190 per person