- Fly above one of North America’s most iconic landscapes
- Stunning views over a state park used in many Hollywood westerns
- Only ballooning experience in the Black Hills
Fly above the majestic Black Hills, Custer Valley and Custer State Park with this hot air balloon ride in South Dakota. The rugged terrain of the southern hills makes for a dramatic backdrop, and there is always the chance of seeing some of the local wildlife as you fly, including elk, antelope and buffalo, perhaps even a mountain lion! You can admire simply outstanding, unobstructed views of lakes, valleys, prairie and mountain as you drift lazily along in the breeze.
This is a historic, evocative landscape - many classic Hollywood westerns have been shot here over the years. Hot air ballooning is the classic form of air travel, and the best way to truly appreciate the scenery. You’ll spend an hour or so floating gracefully through the sky before coming to a gentle landing. After being picked up by the chase vehicle, you’ll then take part in a ballooning tradition - the ceremonial toast, as you join the ranks of the aeronauts.