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“Amazing experience!!! ”

Black Hills Balloons
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$295.00*
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Black Hills Hot Air Balloon Ride
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 over the historic and beautiful Black Hills. 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours is normal depending on wind conditions and availability of landing sites. Champagne Toast and souvenir flight certificate included. More info: For most, flying in a hot air balloon is a once in a lifetime bucket-list adventure. But flying the beautiful Black Hills is more than that; the rugged terrain, wildlife and historic Black Hills are truly unique. While balloon flights are generally focused over vineyards and farmland, Black Hills Balloons fly over spectacular rugged terrain filled with fantastic history and untouched wilderness. The Custer Valley and world renowned Custer State Park make up the heart of the flying area. Views vary from mountains, valleys, lakes and prairies. Quite often viewing wildlife unique to the Black Hills; nowhere else in the world can you view buffalo from a hot air balloon. The Black Hills are also home to elk, antelope, mule deer, mountain lions and more. There’s nowhere else in the world, where you can witness the same views from a hot air balloon and fly over such a historic and beautiful landscape.
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Everything was so well planned and executed! Booking the flight was easy and the staff were friendly and knowledgable. The website is a bit outdated and doesn't have much info, but I read precious reviews and am so glad I did! Our pilot Walter was awesome and the flight itself was gorgeous!!!

1  Thank Beth W
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great place for a balloon ride and to see the black hills from the air. Steve (our pilot) is a genuinely nice guy and has years of experience. He is safe and really knows his stuff. For anyone wanting to try a hot air balloon can highly recommend.

Thank Ginny P
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

From beginning to end this was a great experience. The tour operators were on time and very professional and informative. Steve our pilot came with years of flying and was a great tour guide also. The mimosa and muffins at the end was a great final touch. Highly recommend to anyone want to try a hot air balloon ride.

1  Thank mtbinnd
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A beautiful way to see the Black Hills of South Dakota. Exciting and very scenic. Could see Elk and Deer, Harney Peak and Crazy Horse Mountain.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

This was a great way to see the beautiful Black Hills of Dakota. Tour operators were exactly on time, and the whole operation couldn't have been conducted more courteously and efficiently. Well worth the money for a totally different, unique experience. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank KoalaLady_11
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