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Black Hills Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • See South Dakota’s Black Hills at one of the most stunning times of day—sunrise
  • Toast to your experience with an included glass of Champagne
  • An early start time leaves the rest of the day open for other activities
Black Hills Hot Air Balloon Ride
From US$ 295.00
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Black Hills Hot Air Balloon Ride
US$ 295.00
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.
What to Expect
A hot air balloon ride is a one-of-a-kind adventure for South Dakota locals and visitors. With over thirty years flying experience, your guide will take you on the only hot air balloon ride adventure offered in the Black Hills.

Flying in the beautiful Black Hills is a unique experience. While balloon flights are generally focused over vineyards and farmland, you will fly over some spectacular, rugged terrain on this route, typically in the southern hills. From up high you'll see the Custer Valley and the world-renowned Custer State Park. On certain days if the winds are favorable, you'll be able to see Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. There are mountains, valleys, lakes and prairies to view as you drift along on the morning breeze, and travelers quite often see some unique wildlife that you really don't see in many other places from a balloon! The Black Hills are home to elk, antelope, buffalo and mule deer. If you're really lucky you might even see a mountain lion from the secure gondola! 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 6 days ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ride of a Lifetime!

We set this ride up for the first part of our trip to the Black Hills as we would still be on east coast time and the 5:30 a.m. meeting time would easier. The only thing wrong with this tactic was this balloon ride set...More

Thank Lea_R_Ro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sunrise over Custer

Thank you Black Hill Balloons for helping cross off a bucket list item. It was OUTSTANDING!!! Take off and landing were smooth and the after flight party was fun. This was a great way to start a July morning in the Black Hills. It was...More

Thank Steve K
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We remember that day; the elk were amazing! We're so glad you enjoyed your flight.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful Flight over Custer State Park

One word...AWESOME! Whether this is your first time or you’ve flown before, I highly recommend you take this flight. It was a beautiful clear morning and we saw lots of wildlife. Damien (our knowledgeable and funny Irish pilot) made this flight very enjoyable. We flew...More

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

Vickie, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We remember that flight well! A herd of elk and landing at the Custer State Park Wildlife loop. Such a beautiful morning. Thanks for flying with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
It made my heart happy!❣️

Incredible experience! Damien and crew were fun, informative and professional! They made us feel safe and relaxed the entire trip. The sunrise and scenery were spectacular. It is Gold Discovery Days weekend in Custer and had an extra special treat of being joined by additional...More

Thank degroot2018
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your flight.

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5 May 2018|
Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
The price is 295 per person and for us well worth it
5 April 2018|
Response from jolliedeprima |
Per person?
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