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Address: 9401 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-2151
Phone Number: +1 505-768-6050

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Take the shuttle

Let me start off by saying this is an AMAZING event & you should definitely go. It was way more fun/exciting/cool than I expected. We DID NOT take the shuttle. (Since we didn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start off by saying this is an AMAZING event & you should definitely go. It was way more fun/exciting/cool than I expected. We DID NOT take the shuttle. (Since we didn't take the shuttle we pre-purchased our tickets online) Morning: We were staying 11 miles from the Balloon Fiesta & left the house a 4:45 a.m., we were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a review of the annual Balloon Fiesta. This event was wonderful- seeing so many hot air balloons up close was magical. I highly recommend taking the shuttles to and from the morning and night events- it was so much quicker than driving, parking and walking forever from the far away lots. They have a new shuttle that picks... More 

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Birdsboro, PA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

First off be aware that this festival is very weather dependent being outside. Too much wind, not enough wind, rain, lightning and so on. Saturday morning was delayed two hours and then after launch shortened because of rain in the area. Friday night and Saturday night were both cancelled because of weather conditions. You have to get up early to... More 

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West Lafayette
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This was our first visit and we weren’t sure what to expect. We went on the “Special Shapes” day and arrived (from the shuttle stop) before dawn and stayed till after 10. The volunteer organization seemed well organized, with plenty of friendly staff. We were initially disappointed by so little activity at the site, but it soon became very interesting... More 

Thank Mack3065
Sisters, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

A friend and I planned this trip long in advance. We asked about transportation as I am disabled and my friend does not drive. Would not be a problem! We stayed near the airport. The walk to the pick up was a long way, but our shuttle took us there. After an hour a school bus showed up. Wanted $22.00... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We went to the Mass Ascension and have to get there early (we arrived before 6 am). It is amazing to be able to walk around the park right next to all the balloons. You can see them setting up, filling their balloons and taking off. The balloon patrol went off at 6:30 am when it was still dark. It... More 

Thank Michael K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

New Mexico has so much to offer! I drove from Los Angeles to Albuquerque just for this event (1800 miles round trip), dont think I need to talk anything else about it. Just need to book hotel in advance to be closer to event, else everything is available on day of event

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White Hall, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Everyone needs to see this once in their lifetime! I would definitely recommend going with a tour group to this event. The traffic is horrific, but the buses manage to get through and have great parking. The tour groups also get a few extra perks, like entry into the hospitality tent for breakfast and snacks during the evening festivities. There... More 

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Essex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Managed to make it here in time for the 1 October 2016 mass rising of balloons. We stayed just outside the park itself so it was FREE and we avoided the crush and most of the kids inside the packed park. Fantastic sight and wonderful weather. Some excellent designs - too many to mention all - eg Darth Vader &... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Wow! What an experience! One night we saw the balloon glow where the balloons float and are glowing. They follow it up with a light show (just so-so) and fireworks - which were better than I've seen on the 4th of July. Then you need to attend the mass ascension. It's fun to watch them get the balloons ready and... More 

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