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747 Mt Rushmore Rd
747 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730, USADiagonally across from Lynn's Dakotamart, the local supermarket in town. You must call the evening before the flight between 630pm and 8pm to reconfirm the meeting time and good weather.
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    Black Hills Balloons Passenger Meeting Location
    Stop: 15 minutes -
    Reservations are required. We meet our passengers each morning at a central meeting location in Custer, SD. Passengers will park their vehicles and travel to the launch field in one of our insured Black Hills Balloons vans. Once you arrive to the field, our crew gets to work unloading and preparing the aircraft while passengers are briefed and take photos. The balloon takes 20 minutes to prepare for flight and once ready, passengers are requested to board. The flight is approximately one hour, determined by weather and available landing locations. Upon landing, our ground crew will pack the balloon while passengers and pilot celebrate the flight with complimentary champagne, light snacks and a story about the origin of hot air ballooning. We fly daily at sunrise when the winds are calm and consistent. Flights are weather dependent and at the discretion of the pilot.
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You'll end at
747 Mt Rushmore Rd
747 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730, USADiagonally across from Lynn's Dakotamart, the local supermarket in town. You must call the evening before the flight between 630pm and 8pm to reconfirm the meeting time and good weather.
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Important Information
Departure Point
747 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730, USA
Duration
2–3 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Glass of Champagne
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Must call or email Black Hills Balloons the evening before the flight between 6.30 pm and 8 pm for a flight status update and weather check.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Richele T wrote a review 3 Aug
Columbia, South Carolina6 contributions11 helpful votes
We had the best time. Worth it for the experience. Beautiful scenery. Wonderful. Took our twelve year old and everyone enjoyed. Very safe COVID Precautions.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lisa K wrote a review Jul 2020
Waukee, Iowa43 contributions7 helpful votes
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A smooth and scenic ride, skimming the tops of the pine trees. Amazing views, service, and staff. Highlight of our trip!
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Kelly Austin T wrote a review Jul 2020
Huntington, Texas17 contributions2 helpful votes
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What an amazing experience. It was an incredible ride, and what a view we had of the beautiful Black Hills and those Ponderosa Pines. Mike was a superb pilot and host from take off to the champagne toast after a brilliant landing. Thanks for a ride to remember!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from KeelyAMahony, Owner at Black Hills Balloons - Fly in a hot air balloon over the Black Hills!
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review. We're thrilled you enjoyed it!
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GordonandDebbie B wrote a review Jul 2020
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Our balloon ride was amazing! Pilot was excellent and the morning of our flight there was some overcast and he made sure we did not take off till safe. Had champagne after the flight and cannot say enough positive things about the pilot. A MUST do item for everyone!!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from KeelyAMahony, Owner at Black Hills Balloons - Fly in a hot air balloon over the Black Hills!
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you! We truly appreciate your review!
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ldcrock wrote a review Jun 2020
Elkhart, Indiana3 contributions1 helpful vote
We took an amazing flight in a beautiful balloon at sunrise over the magnificent Black Hills! The crew and pilots were very organized and provided a first rate experience! It was my first time ever in a balloon, so I was a little nervous, however, the pilot and crew did
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from KeelyAMahony, Owner at Black Hills Balloons - Fly in a hot air balloon over the Black Hills!
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough review. We are so glad we had the opportunity to provide your first hot air balloon ride!...and that we were able to put you at ease. It's a beautiful way to fly. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
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About the operator

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fire2262001
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One less item on my bucket list
My husband surprised me with this balloon ride. I was nervous and excited, not knowing what to expect. We arrived a
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Jane G
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Once in a lifetime experience
This was such a lovely adventure! I felt safe and in good hands soaring up on the wind. It is so peaceful and relax
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Sightseer658433
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Awesome Balloon Rides
I truly enjoyed this Ballooning company. The Balloonist and owner of the company was wonderful and entertaining.
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OrrenT3
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Epic!
When I was contemplating not just whether to go for a ride, but which one to take, Damien said the Stratobowl was h
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Blackhawk_98
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Black Balloons adventure
Awesome experience , this was my first time doing this kind of activity. The pilot and the rest of the team were ve
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ryder0922
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AWESOME
I was hesitant of a ballon ride when I it was mentioned to myself & my bride. I must say, this was the highlight o
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travelgirl465
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The Miller’s Most Excellent Adventure
We loved it!! It took me a bit to get acclimated, but once we were up with the birds and the clouds it was amazing!
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Vincent C
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A Must Do Experience
Great experience, Damien was professional and enjoyable! Some history at the end too! Thanks again!!
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Donna P
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Wonderful day.
We took our ride in July of 2018 and had a wonderful ride. It was beautiful. Great smooth take off and landing. Whe
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Rich E
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Cross it off the Bucket List
Simply stated, it was a fantastic experience worth every penny. We were a bit anxious about this first-time experie
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James B
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Husband
I had bought a flight (for 4) for my wife/family,for mother's day. Weather was not in our favor this time, but we f
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Harold C
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packed like tuna
Not a very good ride,since we could not go very high,because of the weight. 11 bodies in the basked and a short dis
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Shauna K
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Spectacular!!! No words!!
What an awesome experience, very professional easy going crew, I felt very safe the entire time!! The views were br
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madmat21
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Our first balloon ride
This was a wonderful experience. From watching the balloon coming to life to drifting over the land. I would recom
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melaniemyers1
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Amazing Balloon Ride
We met in Custer for this ride. We went during the week of the rally.The crew was polite and professional. The ride
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  • Duration: 2–3 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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