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Balloon Fiesta Park

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9401 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-2151
+1 505-768-6050
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Gondola Club - worth the $$

Gondola Club – purchased Sun am tickets as it was our only time we could experience Balloon Fiesta... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tampa, Florida
Balloon Fiesta

There is nothing quite like standing in the middle of hundreds of hot air balloons inflating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9401 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-2151
+1 505-768-6050

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gondola Club – purchased Sun am tickets as it was our only time we could experience Balloon Fiesta (we arrived Abq Sat) Balloon Fiesta is an unforgettable, magical experience. Be prepared, it was freezing cold (you will need hats/scarf/gloves/winter jacket). Some folks were huddled in...More

Thank plushkin_inna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nothing quite like standing in the middle of hundreds of hot air balloons inflating & launching in the blue skies of an early October morning in NM! It is full of wonder, excitement with good & fun. If you have not been, it...More

Thank tripleplay423
Reviewed 1 week ago

enormous fun and beautiful sight...come early (4:30 AM) and see the particularly interesting way balloons are prepared for flight...talk to the balloonists, a unique clique of people, witness one of the most colorful sights in recent memory as 800 technicolor and playful ovals fill the...More

Thank norbuls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to describe how amazing this was. You have morning and evening sessions and the are used for different things, so you have to plan ahead and schedule your visit based on what you want to see. We have never seen so many balloons in...More

Thank MileHighJacket
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The annual balloon fiesta is a must do event. 550 balloons rise each morning. Getting to walk in the field among the balloons inflating & talk to the crews make this a unique event to attend. We purchased tickets to the exclusve Gondola Club for...More

Thank Retired4Life
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we finally made it to the Balloon Fiesta, what a thrill! Its hard to describe how amazing it is to be in and among all of the balloons as they inflate and ascend. Then to witness the sky speckled with balloons, almost as...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fiesta again was great! Almost a perfect record for flying, missed only 1 day! Everyone must see this in their lifetime! Got to fly again and was wonderful

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly a one-of-a-kind event. The world’s largest balloon festival and most photographed event. The spectacle of hundreds of balloons aglow and ascending at the same time is simply an unrivaled nexus of art and science. Others have documented the difficulties of early morning arrivals to...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG what a brilliant Fiesta! Once a year 500+ hot air balloons launch in waves from this site. It is amazing and definately worth the planning.

Thank Danksy71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Balloon Fiesta is magical. Mass Ascension is indescribable, not to mention Balloon Glow, Dawn Patrol, and the special shapes Glodeo. Very organized, large enough for an unlimited crowd size, reasonable prices for parking, admission, food.

Thank JohnandJaneS
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Jacquelene A. O... O
July 20, 2017|
Response from Aileanae B | Reviewed this property |
There are park and ride buses from various locations around town that take you out to the Fiesta, you're not going to be able to see the whole thing in one day so my best suggestion is to pace yourself. Pick a couple of... More
Jane S
June 21, 2017|
Response from Aileanae B | Reviewed this property |
The unique thing about Albuquerque as far as the balloon travel is concerned is what's known as the "Albuquerque box". Basically the balloons inflate and go up a few hundred feet and travel south down the valley, they'll... More