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Black Hills Aerial Adventures

24564 US Highway 16/385, Custer, SD 57730-6501
+1 605-673-2163
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Scratch Helicopter ride off your bucket list!

We enjoyed our rides! We opted for the shorter ride for 2 reasons...we weren't sure how kids would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blossom0
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Great Experience!!

We have always wanted to take a helicopter ride. Every worker working that day was super friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HappyTravelers98
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“helicopter ride” (31 reviews)
“crazy horse” (44 reviews)
“minute flight” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
24564 US Highway 16/385, Custer, SD 57730-6501
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+1 605-673-2163
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"helicopter ride"
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"mt rushmore"
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"black hills"
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"birds eye view"
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"introductory flight"
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"highly recommend this group"
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"excellent pilot"
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"professional operation"
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"harney peak"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our rides! We opted for the shorter ride for 2 reasons...we weren't sure how kids would like it and it's rather expensive. However, seeing the Badlands from above is pretty awesome! Our pilot made great commentary as we went pointing a few things...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always wanted to take a helicopter ride. Every worker working that day was super friendly and reassuring. We took 49.00 ride. Got to see Crazy Horse Monument and surrounding areas. Great science views from the top. Highly recommend this group.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We first arrived at Black hills aerial on a rainy cloudy day about 30 min early for our reservation. As we walked in the lady at the desk was literally leaving us a VM about the weather.We both laughed. We rescheduled for the following morning...More

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bhaerial, Owner at Black Hills Aerial Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind response and your patience with our changing South Dakota weather. It was fun visiting with you and we are so glad your trip was fun..

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing an aerial view of Badlands was amazing! The $50 Trip was plenty. Very exciting fun trip! Great experience with my dad.

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bhaerial, Owner at Black Hills Aerial Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words..we are so glad you enjoyed your Badlands experience with us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the helicopter out of their Keystone helipad. It was totally awesome to see Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse from the air -at eye level with the sculptures. It was beautiful to be able to see the view of the Black hills from the...More

1  Thank Brenda J
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bhaerial, Owner at Black Hills Aerial Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us..we are so happy that you enjoyed your flight.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff and pilots were so friendly and knowledgeable about the area. While waiting for the flight ( only 8 min ) the staff told us more about Crazy Horse and the progress they were doing. They explained the route before hand and what to expect...More

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bhaerial, Owner at Black Hills Aerial Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time from your vacation to spend with us..we are glad you enjoyed your Black Hills Aerial Adventures experience.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

We thought seeing Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and other Black Hills sites from the air would be exciting and the trip exceeded our expectations. Mike P. was our pilot and he did a great job of flying and narrating throughout the whole flight. The views...More

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bhaerial, Owner at Black Hills Aerial Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you so much for flying with us...we are so glad you came and enjoyed your experience with Black Hills Aerial Adventures..

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We have been to Mount Rushmore many times and this time we wanted to do something above the "normal" stuff so we decided to go on this "whirly bird" ride and though I am afraid of heights I went and I will never regret it....More

1  Thank Patti D
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bhaerial, Owner at Black Hills Aerial Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for flying with us Patti...we are so happy that your experience with Black Hills Aerial Adventures was enjoyable..Please come see us again when you visit. Michael and crew

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The boys totally had a blast, there was no push for them to hurry the took their time. They cannot wait to go again. Reason for a 4 star is that I own my own business and was not in the least impressed with the...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We went for a ride to see the sites of the Black Hills from a different angle, and Wow, what an experience. the kids were absolutely thrilled, and the adults liked it a lot, too. If you have time, it's an experience that is well...More

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Elaine M
22 February 2017|
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Response from firedog1013 | Reviewed this property |
Their website states they open May 12th, 2017 and they fly every day from 9 to 5 Hope this helps
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Caleb D
29 January 2017|
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Response from LuckyLefferts | Reviewed this property |
I believe it closed at the end of October until the start of the new season sometime in the spring.
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ruth l
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Wait until you get there. It doesn't fill up that quick!
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