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Address: 1859 NE Maple Ave, Redmond, OR 97756-8499
Phone Number: 541-316-0398
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Big Sky Balloon Company offers scenic balloon flights over the high desert...

Big Sky Balloon Company offers scenic balloon flights over the high desert of Central Oregon. Sunrise flights departing from Redmond 15 miles north of Bend OR.

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Fantastic Ballon Ride

A perfect early morning ride with an extremely professional pilot. Darren was terrific on guidance of the balloon and gave us great information of the area as we glided along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Lloyd P
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A perfect early morning ride with an extremely professional pilot. Darren was terrific on guidance of the balloon and gave us great information of the area as we glided along. Very enjoyable to take in this beautiful area from around 1000 feet above the ground. Our landing was much gentler than I expected and I was amazed at how quickly... More 

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Thank Lloyd P
Bend, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

What a great feeling to be lifted gently off the earth and in short order to be over a thousand feet off the ground gazing at the magnificent vistas all around. The balloonist, Darren, couldn't be more perfect with a professionalism that included a hands on knowledge of ballooning as well as a personable demeanor that makes you glad to... More 

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1 Thank Rich J
Dallas, Texas, United States
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104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The ride was well orchestrated and a nice way to spend the early morning. We had lots of questions about taking grandchildren and were provided good information which helped us to decide to leave them home. The only thing that was missed was the champagne and breakfast after the ride. Most rides offer this but it was omitted. We were... More 

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1 Thank Debbie W
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A really unique way to see, well, Earth. We slowly floated over farms, a canyon and its river, Smith Rock, and a corn maze (OH NO GODZILLA), and it was all amazing to take in. Even junked cars took on a beautiful, train-set appearance. Surrounding us on the horizon were snow-capped mountains. A flock of geese honked while flying under... More 

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4 Thank MoreTravelNowPlease
Madras, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

We took a balloon trip for our 10th anniversary and had a wonderful time. Darren is great and knows the area well. The views were gorgeous.

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

My boyfriend arranged a balloon ride as a surprise for my 30th birthday. It was SO fun and SO memorable! Darren was friendly, professional and my boyfriend tells me that he "inspired confidence" from the very first call. The scenery was gorgeous (visit Smith Rock State Park before you fly for an extra special trip above Redmond). It is unbelievably... More 

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2 Thank Heather E
Terrebonne, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Very cool trip. We would highly recommend doing a trip w. pilot Darren at Big Sky Balloon Company. We like to try and do one extra special thing while my dad is visiting and this fit the bill perfectly. My dad liked it better than his sky diving experience because he was able to really enjoy being up and floating... More 

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4 Thank CindyJohnSmith
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

at least once in every persons life a balloon ride is recommended this is a ride of a life time that I will never forget

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2 Thank bob6212
Panama City Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

A must try. Make this a bucket list experience. While visiting in Redmond, Oregon-August 2010, some family members and I decided to try our first hot air balloon flight together. What a beautiful area to slowly glide over. Wonderful to see views of Smith Rock and other beautiful landscape, wildlife, etc. while floating through the skies. A fantastic experience. I... More 

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2 Thank BARBENDEN
Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

My wife and I took a flight with Darren in June and it was awesome. Neither of us had ever been in a balloon before and I'd highly recommend it. I don't like heights myself, but the balloon just drifts along with the breeze and it's very stable — much smoother than any airplane or helicopter I've been on. Darren... More 

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