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Windy City BalloonPort - CLOSED

935 Northwest Hwy, Fox River Grove, IL
+1 847-639-2585
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This establishment has been a North Shore attorney's pet rip-off project for 25 years. I should know, I worked there.

When you flew through !997, operations were smooth, unless you wanted any sort of refund. When... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2015
hotbagman
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Napa, ca
Hot Air Balloon Rides.

Pretty cool place to see the hot air balloons lift off, even though, I personally haven't had the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2015
Trace F
,
Cary, Illinois
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4 Sep 2015
“This establishment has been a North Shore attorney's pet rip-off project for 25 years. I should know, I worked there.”
23 Apr 2015
“Hot Air Balloon Rides.”
LOCATION
935 Northwest Hwy, Fox River Grove, IL
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+1 847-639-2585
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

When you flew through !997, operations were smooth, unless you wanted any sort of refund. When threatened with a lawsuit for withholding a refund, the response was always "go ahead and sue me"! Flights were sold and scheduled knowing full well that there was not...More

Thank hotbagman
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Pretty cool place to see the hot air balloons lift off, even though, I personally haven't had the cash yet to take a ride.

Thank Trace F
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Doesn't exist , this place hasn't been in Frg for at least 6 years . I don't know why it shows up from time to time but believe me when I tell you there is nothing there.

Thank n0seyneighb0r
Reviewed 17 June 2011

I can't believe this company is still operating after all the bad reviews. Their no refund policy locks you in, avoid and save your money, there is ablolutely no guarantee you'll ever get your ride. Its been three years running, I've scheduled nearly every week...More

6  Thank MadMan2U
Reviewed 2 June 2011

Avoid!!!! DO NOT BUY a ticket with this company!!! Believe me, you'll be sorry. Im trying to schedule a ride since 2009, unbelievable!! It's been 3 years trying.  Of course after you had pay $$$$, they don't really care about you. I can't imagine....365 days...More

6  Thank Suzie20116
Reviewed 24 July 2010

These people operate under several different names and all of them are SCAMS! I am joining a suit against them out of Madison Wisconsin. The company is also called The Great American Balloon Company . Pleases don't waste your Money as they do NOT fly....More

9  Thank blumaf
Reviewed 2 July 2010

SAVE YOUR MONEY! DO NOT BOOK HERE! My wife and I have been cancelled on account of weather SIX times. Every time you cancel, they have such a long waiting list that you have to wait another month before they can get you rescheduled. Then...More

5  Thank yznbrgr84
Reviewed 15 September 2009

My wife bought me a balloon ride from A Great American Ballon Company for my birthday. They are the company that operates out of the Windy City Balloon Port. They take all of the money up front with a no refund policy. The problem is,...More

5  Thank MiaEric
Reviewed 6 August 2009

These people are a complete scam! We purchased a hot air balloon ride with them in May 2008 and have been canceled 5 times. They have yet to fly out of their Chicago locations...EVER! Look online for information on Kent Heitzinger the president, and look...More

11  Thank sue9251959
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