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Black Hills Balloons

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Flights take place daily at sunrise, weather permitting, near Custer SD from May 1st through Oct 31st and by special appointment in the off season. Meeting time is approximately 30 minutes before sunrise. Guests can expect an approximate hour flight...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
422 Mount Rushmore Rd, Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort, Custer, SD 57730-6800
+1 605-673-2520
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our trip left from the Stratobowl and was amazing. We got to see the sunrise from the beautiful Black Hills giving us great views and pictures. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and made us feel safe. I would love to do this again!

Thank Tara C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an awesome experience, very professional easy going crew, I felt very safe the entire time!! The views were breathtaking, we saw lots of wildlife including elk, deer, and coyotes! A must do!

Thank Shauna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bucket list adventure and Black Hills Balloons, exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend using them.

Thank 297conniew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were recently able to fly with this company and it exceeded all expectations. I never in a million years thought a hot air balloon ride was something I would do, but it was amazing. It was an incredible morning of slowly...More

Thank thevintagelease
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. From watching the balloon coming to life to drifting over the land. I would recomend anyone to try this at least once in their life.

Thank madmat21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can NOT believe we did this!!!!! It was such an adrenaline rush, but I felt 100% safe!!!! Mother Nature can be unpredictable, but if she behaves, you should go!!! It is a totally different experience...the views, the sounds, the sights...WoW. The champagne toast with...More

Thank mooreplaisted
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You are so kind! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and describe your flight! We're so pleased you felt safe in our hands.

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We met in Custer for this ride. We went during the week of the rally.The crew was polite and professional. The ride was gentle and beautiful. Damien (pilot) kept us informed of what was happening and what to expect. He was very knowledgeable, confident, and...More

Thank melaniemyers1
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! So glad you're planning on another flight!

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Went on a ride today with my 2 kids, Damien was amazing and we had a great time. We left at sunrise and the view was great. Would definitely do it again

Thank Golfer0659
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the flight!

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Sturgis for the rally and always wanted to fly in a hot air balloon. You meet before sunrise in Custer and we were picked up by Damien the owner / pilot. He and his crew set things up and we were off....More

Thank softail19
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. It's true, we have to use the winds available to get to our landing site; sometimes it's high, sometimes it's low. We're thrilled you enjoyed the flight, mimosas and snacks!

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Just had a family ride in hot air balloon. Everyone should do this. It was amazing.The ride was so calm and peaceful as we were floating. The staff are clearly expert and have great humor. There were three balloons going up this morning and the...More

Thank JHinIowa
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your descriptive review! We're so glad we could make such a fun memory for your family.

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May 28, 2016|
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Response from Damien M | Property representative |
Hello MrsBaum and thank you for your question! I hope some previous customers respond here too but let me answer your question! A balloon ride is a very smooth ride. You don't have the noise and movement like a helicopter... More
September 10, 2015|
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Response from Damien M | Property representative |
Hello We normally do not offer pickups but if you are staying in Custer we may be able to figure something out. Where are you staying? Damien
September 10, 2015|
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Response from KeelyWade | Property representative |
Hi there! If you're in the Custer area, we can work something out but give us a call to discuss.