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The United States Hot Air Balloon Team

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Come Up - Slow Down. Come, experience the flight of a lifetime over lush countryside and Amish Farm Country. Our guests have enjoyed this wonderful experience of flight for more than 20 years. Many come back, literally, every season and include...more
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2737 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17505-9707
+1 800-763-5987
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Kudos to Jesse and his awesome team!! From scheduling to our champagne celebratory toast & danish at the end of our flight, everything was top notch!! My Aunt (74) daughter (29) and I (57), wanted to check this off our bucket list! But, what we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was gifted a hot air balloon ride! Our flight was delayed due to high winds but after a half hour the wind calmed and the ride was on! I was a little disappointed that the “sunset” flight was way before sunset I was hoping...More

Thank kelseyscott11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a flight with the Bird in Hand launch point, and the experience was easy and professional from the booking, through the post flight celebration. Understandably ballooning is weather dependent, and we had a 7AM flight cancelled, and we rescheduled for the following morning....More

Thank Drewman07
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Great experience, very friendly and professional staff. the flight started on time and proceeded very well, Jesse ,our pilot was very informative and knowledgeable about the area and the operation of the balloon. he fielded any and all questions

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

An amazing experience thanks to our pilot Lucas Hess and his team on the ground. There were actually three anniversary couples (including ourselves) on board and a great time was had by all. It was fun, educational and awe-inspiring. One of the highlights was when...More

Thank SummerTimeTraveler
Reviewed September 24, 2018

All I could say was Wow! I had never been on a balloon ride before and this was definitely worth the time and money! We went on the early morning ride and it was just wonderful. Jake, the pilot, was experienced and knowledgeable. The scenery...More

Thank RayeMassey
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I joined Captain Craig, along with Sterling, Jesse T., Eugene (grounds crew) for an evening flight. It was my first time and it was smooth sailing from start to finish. Captain Craig has jokes and puns for days, and made the flight engaging, entertaining, and...More

Thank Marcos A
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Our pilot Jake and his crew made this sunset hot air balloon ride more of an experience for us: allowing passengers to step inside the inflating balloon for photos, pointing out local landmarks, dipping down to get a close-up view of deer in a cornfield,...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed August 5, 2018

An early start on a Sunday morning, arriving bright and early at 5.30am. I recommend reading the information that comes with the booking as the directions were very clear. We had a short drive to Smoketown airfield, where we set up to lift off. Watching...More

Thank daityke
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Captain Craig and his co-pilot Corey were awesome. They quickly calmed the fears of some of the guys in our group and made sure we all had plenty of fun and a great ride. The whole balloon experience was much smoother than I expected. I...More

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Krista R
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Robert M | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of hotels in the area around bird in hand. Small hotels to larger chain hotels. We never have stayed in any because we live close by.
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Patsmom1023 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do them in winter. He said it's beautiful especially when everything is snow covered. We are headed up there tomorrow but since no snow we aren't going to pay all that money for the same view we had in July
Vishwanath S D
June 30, 2016|
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Response from Jake F | Property representative |
Please give our office a call to make a reservation. There are only a certain amount of spaces available to book for and we need to be sure we have space for your party. Thanks.