There’s no experience quite as freeing as floating up and away in a hot air balloon – and the views! Come drift above the rolling landscapes of Jo Daviess County on a Galena hot air balloon ride!
Manned hot air ballooning has been with us since 1783 and, though you can certainly go higher and faster in an airplane, helicopter, or glider, the silent grace of a hot air balloon’s gentle flight remains unequaled. Even skydiving, which offers its own unique perspectives on flight, cannot compete with the serenity and graceful beauty of hot air ballooning.
Galena On The Fly is a local ballooning company that offers sunrise and sunset hot air balloon rides in one of the largest hot air balloons in the country! Their balloons can hold up to 14 people per flight, so you will want to bring not just your camera but your whole family!
Galena On The Fly’s Galena hot air balloon rides take around two and a half hours from start to finish, with an hour in the air over the historic Galena, Illinois countryside. Your reservation entitles you to the entire experience: unpacking and filling the balloon, the flight, landing, deflation and repacking.
Maximum altitude attained can be up to as high as 4,000 feet above the ground, which, as you can imagine, will afford those aboard with spectacular views of not just the natural and historic beauty of Illinois but also that of Iowa and Wisconsin!
Your Galena hot air balloon ride will start off outside of Galena from a launching spot chosen to give our passengers the most scenic flight possible. After the flight, your balloon will be met by a van that will then escort you and your party to a balloon flight celebration, including flight certificates and the opportunity to purchase commemorate your Galena hot air balloon ride!
Galena Hot Air Balloon Rides
Galena On The Fly – www.buyaballoonride.com
Flights available from Easter weekend through the end of November
Whether you take a Galena hot air balloon ride or not, you’ll feel like you’re floating on air with the comfort and luxury you’ll receive during your stay at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Our opulent Galena bed and breakfast features Italianate design and European-style accommodations, along with impeccable service and meticulously groomed outdoor gardens. Come, let us show you the heights luxury accommodations can reach!