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Black Hills Balloons

Custer, SD, USA
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About Black Hills Balloons
We're celebrating 35+ years of flying! Black Hills Balloons flies the southern Black Hills, Custer Valley, and world-renowned Custer State Park. The heart of our flying area is just miles from Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse & Wind Cave National Park. Your flight over mountains, valleys, lakes & prairies, is one of the best ways to view the Black Hills; home to elk, antelope, deer & buffalo. The beautiful Black Hills is the only place in the world where you can witness such historic, wild landscape & abundant wildlife from a hot air balloon. Flights take place daily at sunrise, weather permitting. Guests can expect an hour flight over the historic & beautiful Black Hills. Celebratory champagne, light snacks & a souvenir flight certificate is included. Established in 1984 (that's 35 years!), Black Hills Balloons has received a TripAdvisor Cert of Excellence multiple years in a row. We take pride in creating the best experience for our passengers and sharing the beauty of the Black Hills.
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Easily book this Black Hills hot air balloon ride ahead of time and avoid the stress of trying to get a last-minute, sunrise ride while in South Dakota. Fly above the black hills for stunning 360-degree views from up above. This hot air balloon tour also comes with a glass of Champagne, a souvenir flight certificate, and a postcard.
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Dave wrote a review Oct 12
Farmington, Minnesota1 contribution
Fantastic experience. Mike was an excellent pilot/ guide. We highly recommend it. Worth every penny. "You never know where the wind it t going to blow you" now has real meaning.
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Amy N W wrote a review Oct 6
Center Valley, Pennsylvania55 contributions16 helpful votes
Amazing experience...beautiful scenery! Damien and his crew were great. Perfect balance of knowledge and safety mixed with a great sense of humor. Loved when he said we were going "pinecone picking" . Also, really enjoyed the post trip history of ballooning along with mimosas! Back at their business we were greeted by his wife and friendly pup. Absolutely recommend this as a "must do" on your next trip to Custer!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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wandering_adventurer wrote a review Oct 5
Omaha, Nebraska182 contributions61 helpful votes
Not only was this a relaxing ride with a beautiful view of the Black Hills but, Damion & crew are amazing & treat you well. This adventure is worth it & won’t disappoint.
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Mike wrote a review Oct 5
Custer, South Dakota1 contribution
We live in Custer and have had the pleasure of hot air ballooning over the beautiful Black Hills several times. Damian and Keely offer a first class experience focused on their guests’ safety and enjoyment. If you are looking for a unique experience, Black Hills Balloon is a perfect fit. Enjoy.
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Don Z wrote a review Sep 2021
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Wonderful first balloon flight! Flew over Custer State Park. Simply amazing. Mike our pilot and the entire crew were great!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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