Black Hills Balloons is fortunate to have one of the most dedicated teams in the industry. Founded by Steve Bauer in 1984, Black Hills Balloons quickly became one of the most well-established attractions in the Hills. His commitment to the area and local tourism allowed Black Hills Balloons to thrive for many years. In 2015, Florida balloon pilots Keely & Damien jumped at the chance to take over the reins and move to the beautiful Black Hills. Building on the well-established business with a focus on marketing and customer service, Keely and Damien will make sure Black Hills Balloons is flying for 30+ more years.
Western Horizons Hot Air Balloons offers a unique adventure and an opportunity to experience the stunning panoramic views of the Southern Black Hills from a hot air balloon! On their flights, you may see deer, wild turkeys, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Upon safely landing, they will celebrate your flight with the complimentary, traditional champagne toast (or with a non-alcoholic substitute) and post-flight hors d'oeuvres while listening to a little bit of ballooning history from the pilot. You will also receive a personalized flight certificate and a digital (electronic) copy of your picture taken in-flight to end your memorable adventure. They pride ourselves on offering only private party flights. There will not be any mixed groups of people or any shared rides with people you don't know. Their goal is to offer a private, personal, and unique experience that you will remember and cherish for years to come. Their flights usually last for approximately one hour. The entire experience from pre-flight set up to post-flight refreshments can last from 2 to 3 hours.