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Black Hills Aerial Adventures

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Address: 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer, SD 57730
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+1 605-673-2163

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paradise fro the air

if you wanna see beautiful dakota you have to fly black hills air their the best kind friendly and helpful

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Indio, California
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Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

if you wanna see beautiful dakota you have to fly black hills air their the best kind friendly and helpful

Thank tonyespin
Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well this was my first time on a helicopter, and will definitely not by my last. I would recommend everyone who has a chance to take this tour does it. We got a great look at Mount Rushmore without waiting in a huge line. Beyond that our pilot was full of great information and this trip makes for one hell... More 

Thank teamburke27
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A helicopter tour is a great way to see the area. Our kids had a blast and it was a highlight of the trip for them!

Thank Katy K
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My wife was diagnosed with cancer in January of this year. After she completed her chemotherapy, we decided to start checking-off bucket-list items we have had pending for years. One was a roadtrip and second was a helicopter ride. Combining the two together, we had planned on driving from Los Angeles to Rapid City and back. Months prior, we arranged... More 

Thank Joe_Aloha
Bellevue, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We took advantage of the sale for a 20 min flight for $175. It was excellent! The girls got to ride for 40 min! My husband and I swapped out. We saw Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore, Harney Peak, and buffalo. Was a great first helicopter ride for our girls!

Thank spotmycat
Yonkers, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The helicopter ride around the Crazy Horse Memorial is a not-to-be-missed experience. The views are outstanding. The Aerial Adventures service is A-1. Each staff member was friendly and helpful, from the desk representative who explained the flight options to me, to the assistant who buckled me in. My pilot, Wayne, gave me a sense of confidence as he explained everything... More 

Thank LuckyLefferts
Miramar Beach, Florida
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118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Could not get the address for the Mt.Rushmore heliport to come up but this is the same company. I have to say that my last helicopter ride was in the early 70's, this was a treat and a great trip. Everyone involved with this adventure was great..........Wayne, Mike and Van on the ground and the pilot Patrick were excellent. They... More 

Thank firedog1013
Rock Island, Illinois
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My Mom has never been on a helicopter ride, but she really enjoyed the ride. We took the 30 minute ride and flew past mount Rushmore twice, saw a better view of Crazy Horse monument then we did when we stopped in our car and the pilot made sure that we could see buffalo from the air. I would highly... More 

Thank redhead1009
Oro Valley, Arizona
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110 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Did a 3-generation/bucket-list cross-off trip. Mom had never been on a helicopter (Kid and I did GrandCyn so we're old hats ;-), but staff and Pilot were so supportive and reassuring for her, she actually climbed into the front seat! And couldn't wipe the smile off her face. We did the Southern Hills Panorama tour. It's a bit pricey, but... More 

Thank Pat M
Willmar, Minnesota
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took the Discovery tour. A short, but very enjoyable ride. Pilot and staff were very competent and personable. Would recommend.

Thank O1707GLwendyl

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