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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
From 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.
Reviews (51)
1 - 5 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2018
The Thrill of a Lifetime!

My daughter and I decided to do our first Hot Air Balloon ride with Black Hills and it was FANTASTIC! Our "driver" was very knowledgeable and made me feel especially comfortable since I didn't know if I would be scared or not. It was too...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie760690
Reviewed 23 September 2018
Amazing ride

Our trip left from the Stratobowl and was amazing. We got to see the sunrise from the beautiful Black Hills giving us great views and pictures. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and made us feel safe. I would love to do this again!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tara C
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

You are so kind! We're thrilled you enjoyed your flight from the historic Stratobowl. Let us know when you're ready for your next flight!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile
Well worth it!!!!

I can NOT believe we did this!!!!! It was such an adrenaline rush, but I felt 100% safe!!!! Mother Nature can be unpredictable, but if she behaves, you should go!!! It is a totally different experience...the views, the sounds, the sights...WoW. The champagne toast with...More

Thank mooreplaisted
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

You are so kind! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and describe your flight! We're so pleased you felt safe in our hands.

Reviewed 10 August 2018 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
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your descriptive review! We're so glad we could make such a fun memory for your family.

Reviewed 4 August 2018 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
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We're blushing! Thank you for your kind words. We truly love what we do because we get to meet such fun, adventurous travelers.

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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?