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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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Reviewed 3 October 2017

What an amazing experience! We loved every minute of our trip with Black Hills Balloons. The views were amazing, the pilot was awesome, and we even had champagne and snacks together after we landed. This was my first hot-air balloon ride, but it will certainly...More

Thank Snow_loves_the_beach
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you're already looking forward to a second flight! Every flight is different and the Black Hills are stunning.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was our first balloon ride ever, so we have no basis for comparison. But, the pilot and chase crew were great and the Custer area is a beautiful place for a flight. We loved soaring eye and seeing the sunrise and the dropping down...More

Thank darwinmoore
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your flight!

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had our second, hopefully "annual " flight with the crew of Black Hills Balloons It was AMAZING ! Everything you could expect it to be from start to our gentle landing ! Damien does a spectacular job handling the balloon as does his crew...More

Thank Trudy S
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We hope it's an annual thing too! What a fun tradition.

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful time. The pilot, Damian, was amazing. I originally had it booked on a Friday but of course it rained and then on Saturday it rained and he fit me in on the schedule for Sunday. Absolutely great time great service great people great...More

Thank ayuhas759
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for taking time to leave a review! Safety is our first priority and we truly appreciate your positive attitude and flexibility.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience my husband and I had last month with Damian and his crew. It was a beautiful day with beautiful views of the Black Hills. Since returning home I have told everyone that if they ever take a ride it should be...More

Thank Treasa L
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your flight!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I flew for my birthday and had an amazing time! The crew was great and the views were exceptional! It was a peaceful experience! I would recommend it to everyone and would totally do it again!

Thank Kittyyyjo
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for leaving a review! And Happy Birthday once again!

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This was my second time on a balloon ride, and I must say that the experience with Black Hills Balloons was outstanding! Our pilot, Damian made it quite enjoyable. His sense of humor from take off to landing was great! I would recommend Black Hills...More

Thank Chili104
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for leaving a review! We truly appreciate it and we're so glad you enjoyed your flight with us.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was the first hot air balloon ride for my husband and myself. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Damien and staff did an excellent job from start to finish. The balloon ride was quite different from what I thought it might be. I thought...More

Thank trip-a-daygirl
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for leaving a review! We're so glad you enjoyed the experience. Hope to fly you again one day!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Flying with Black Hills Balloons was the highlight of my 55th celebration, an adventure I'll never forget! The pilot and crew are amazing people who are kind, professional and fun. The group in my flight were blended together exceptionally well and the crew attended to...More

Thank rochelleduplessis
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad we made your 55th a celebration to remember!

Reviewed 22 July 2017 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
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your flight. What a lucky day to be in the air and see the elk herd!

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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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