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Galena On The Fly

Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-2747
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Exceeded Expectations!

The hot air balloon ride was a one of a kind experience! The landscape was serene and the flight... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Indianola, Iowa
Hot air balloon ride

Simply amazing! Best thing I've ever done! Our pilot Andy and his crew were great! I would highly... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Stacey H
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Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-2747
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The hot air balloon ride was a one of a kind experience! The landscape was serene and the flight was peaceful. The staff and crew know their stuff! Andy, the pilot, is charming and funny, setting everyone at ease, truly creating an experience for the...More

1  Thank her206
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Simply amazing! Best thing I've ever done! Our pilot Andy and his crew were great! I would highly recommend this!!!

1  Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I was absolutely terrified to go but I'm so glad I did!! Awesome experience and gorgeous views!! You don't even realize you are as high as you are. I would recommend this to everyone and our pilot Andy was great!!

2  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was on my bucket list ! It fulfilled the dream perfectly. 5 of us were a little nervous but the adventure was all worth it. From the time the balloon inflates to getting in the basket there is no time to be scared !...More

1  Thank stottaj
Reviewed 8 October 2016

TL;DR Freaking awesome!! Don't think just do it and thank me later!! Got so lucky with how amazing the weather was!! Clear skies, not too hot, but not cold. Was a little hesitant at first because it was a little expensive but it was worth...More

4  Thank JoeKool87
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was the coolest thing ever!! I hope to do it again next year. I can't say enough about the professionalism, courtesy and knowledge of Andy and his crew!! Everyone would experience this!!! Thanks again guys for and experience of a life time!!

1  Thank Lynnie9867
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went out with Galena on the Fly on a beautiful September morning & couldn't have been happier with the entire experience! One of the top things I have done in my life where I have just felt it was one of those truly beautiful and...More

1  Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It was a breathtaking and peaceful experience! Very professional and friendly pilot! Highly recommend!!!

2  Thank Eva P
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This was my second flight with Galena On The Fly and pilot Andy. It was even better the second time around. We did the sunrise flight and although getting up early is a struggle it was so worth it! You arrive at the take off...More

1  Thank Sandy869296
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was an excellent experience from beginning to end. My wife is afraid of heights, but had no trouble with this. It feels very smooth and secure. The noise and heat from the burners is a bit uncomfortable, but totally worth the views and the...More

1  Thank Robert M
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18 June 2016|
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Response from Trish M | Reviewed this property |
Rides were $200 each. We arrived at 6:45 for the sunset trip. The ride was about an hour and a half. I think it depends on wind and weather. :) hope this helps.
8 November 2015|
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the earlier response, personal preference. We went in early August, on an evening ride, and it was great. I would think that the fall (just passed) would be a great time since you can see the fall colors on the... More
6 October 2015|
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Response from Rosemary D | Reviewed this property |
$190 per person