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Black Hills Balloons

  • Black Hills Balloons
    Black Hills Balloons
  • Black Hills Balloons
    Black Hills Balloons
  • Black Hills Balloons
    Black Hills Balloons
  • Black Hills Balloons
    Black Hills Balloons
  • Black Hills Balloons
    Black Hills Balloons
Find Us: 
747 Mt. Rushmore Rd
Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-2520

Fly in a hot air balloon with Black Hills Balloons 

Fly in a hot air balloon and soar over the beautiful Black Hills. Make memories that will last forever!

Black Hills Balloons was established in 1984 and has been flying hot air balloons in the Black Hills for over 30 years.  The unique flying area and their experienced pilots have earned the business multiple awards and National recognition.  Most recently, nominated by USA Today as a contender for “Best Hot Air Balloon Flight in the US” and annually receiving a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Black Hills Balloons takes the experience to the next level, creating unique memorable experiences for all.  
Located in Custer, the Custer Valley and world-renowned Custer State Park is the heart of their flying area; just miles from Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park and South Dakota’s Badlands National Park! A flight over mountains, valleys, lakes and prairies, is one of the best ways to view the Black Hills; home to elk, antelope, whitetail deer, bison and mule deer. If you’re lucky, you might even see a mountain lion from the secure hot air balloon gondola! The beautiful Black Hills is the only place in the world where you can witness such historic, wild landscape and abundant wildlife from a hot air balloon.
FLY the Black Hills and experience the true beauty of South Dakota!
  • Adults – $325 per adult. Children 4-12 – $270 per child.
  • Flights take place daily at sunrise, weather permitting
  • Flights take place near Custer SD; May 1st through Oct 31st
  • Guests can expect an hour flight over the historic and beautiful Black Hills
  • Celebratory champagne, light snacks, and a souvenir flight certificate is included
  • Located just miles from Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, Rapid City and more
  • Reserve an off-season Winter Flight by calling direct. Special appointment only
What should you expect?
Reservations are required. Black Hills Balloons meets passengers each morning at the Black Hills Balloons Hangar, an updated historic building located on the main street of Custer, SD. Passengers park their vehicles and travel to the launch field in an insured van. Once at the field, the crew gets to work unloading and preparing the aircraft while passengers are briefed and take photos. The hot air balloon takes 20 minutes to prepare for flight before passengers are requested to board. The flight is approximately one hour, determined by weather and available landing locations. Upon landing, the ground crew packs up the balloon while passengers and pilot celebrate the flight with complimentary champagne, light snacks and a story about the origin of hot air ballooning.
Black Hills Balloons fly’s daily at sunrise when the winds are calm and consistent. Flights are weather dependent and at the discretion of the pilot.
Questions? Check out our FAQ’s or call 605-673-2520.

Open Date: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Close Date: 
Monday, October 18, 2021

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