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Black Hills Balloons

422 Mount Rushmore Rd, Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort, Custer, SD 57730-6800
+1 605-673-2520
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Black Hills Hot Air Balloon Ride
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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422 Mount Rushmore Rd, Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort, Custer, SD 57730-6800
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+1 605-673-2520
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend Black Hills Balloons! Damien and the crew are friendly and professional. They make safety a priority, which was important to me. We had a booking on Wednesday, but after checking the wind and weather, Damien decided the ride would be too short....More

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First of all, it wasn't my first time on a hot air balloon. The excursion starts at 5-15am in Custer, SD at the meeting point. That means, if you are staying in Rapid City (as we were) you have to wake up at 3-45am to...More

Thank Emil L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our ride with Black Hills Balloons was wonderful. I had never been up in a balloon before and was pleasantly surprised to discover how calm, smooth, and relaxing the ride was. It really is a surreal experience to be floating above the world in a...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a ride of a lifetime! My husband, our two daughters and I absolutely loved our balloon ride. We saw deer, buffalo and other wildlife and our pilot was absolutely great. I really can't do it justice in this review. You just have to...More

Thank Debi B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Wow! What a fun morning. The only downside was the early wake up time, but it was worth it. The balloon ride was surprisingly smooth, and the landing wasn't rough at all, just a few little bumps. The post-flight muffins and mimosas were a nice...More

1  Thank texaskaren68
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Staff was amazing! There's no better way to take in the sereneness of the Black Hills. My cousin happened to be checking it off her bucket list on the same day. How cool!!

Thank Monique H
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! It's so much fun that you got to share the flight with your cousin! We hope you fly with us again.

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Went on my first ballon ride last summer! It was such an amazing experience. If there is one thing that you do in the Black Hills, this needs to be it!!!! Spectacular views, super friendly and knowledgeable staff A+

1  Thank Mark T
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience! We're so glad we took you on your very first balloon ride.

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience! Would absolutely do it again. My Husband is afraid of heights and he loved it. Damien and his Crew are great ! Thank you for a wonderful morning.

Thank Chris P
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you for your review! We really do love what we do. Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was our first time in an air balloon. Was a little worried since my husband suffers from severe vertigo. Needless to say the ride went off without a hitch. It was very smooth and scenic! Thank you so much to Damien, Elijah and Nate...More

1  Thank Debbie K
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you for your review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your flight! Hope you'll do it again!

Reviewed 19 September 2016

I am so glad I did this. It was worth every penny. The experience is beyond words. It was beautiful, breathtaking and unbelievable. Dropping into Spring Creek Canyon was just awesome. The absolute quiet was amazing. I have never experienced anything like my hot air...More

1  Thank KayL6656
Damien M, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review! Spring Creek Canyon is quite the place alright. Not too many get to see it from that perspective! Thanks for flying and we will see you again sometime!

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MrsBaum
28 May 2016|
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Response from Damien M | Property representative |
Hello MrsBaum and thank you for your question! I hope some previous customers respond here too but let me answer your question! A balloon ride is a very smooth ride. You don't have the noise and movement like a helicopter... More
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tooshies
10 September 2015|
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Response from Damien M | Property representative |
Hello We normally do not offer pickups but if you are staying in Custer we may be able to figure something out. Where are you staying? Damien
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tooshies
10 September 2015|
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Response from KeelyWade | Property representative |
Hi there! If you're in the Custer area, we can work something out but give us a call to discuss.
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