• Black Hills Balloons - Custer, South Dakota

      Photo by Peter Thody
      If a hot air balloon ride is up there on your bucket list then a flight over South Dakota's Black Hills with this long established company would be just about perfect. An early start means the sun's only just coming up as you soar over this majestic landscape and the views are unforgettable. It's not cheap (2016 prices: adults $295, children 4-12 $245) but as a once-in-a-lifetime treat, it's a truly magical experience.

      If you go:
      The owners of the company - Damian Mahoney and Kelly Wade - are FAA certified balloon pilots with years of experience and their friendly professionalism quickly puts even nervous first timers at ease.


      25173 Lower French Creek Road
      Custer, South Dakota 57730 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (605) 673-2520