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Stillwater Balloons

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Minnesota

The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out to the ends of the world... Psalms 19: 1-4

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Popular Minnesota Hot Air Balloon Rides

Our Balloons

We operate one of the largest fleets of new, spacious, Cameron Balloons in Minnesota.  Cameron Balloons are known for both their safety and innovation as the proud builder of the first non-stop, round the world balloon.

Flight Instruction

Are you interested in learning to fly?
Stillwater Balloons offers flight instruction.
After completing an online ground school, we work with you to not only obtain your solo flight certificate but build hours increasing your confidence and safety, as well as your skill and enjoyment.  Your flight instruction package will be custom-built for your needs and your future plans.

Our Philosophy

We believe that operating a business is about more than profit.  It is about service, skill, integrity, knowledge, commitment, compassion, and joy.  We have been family-owned since 1976 and are not only passionate about the wonder and excitement ballooning offers, but we care deeply about our customers and our community.  Come fly with us!

About Stillwater Balloons

​At Stillwater Balloon, we understand how special this moment is to you. Whether you choose a private, standard, or custom flight, each will offer intimacy, excitement, beauty, and joy as you float along at treetop level, soaring aloft, touching the clouds, and watching the earth below from a different point of view.   This is a once in a lifetime moment… tell us how we can make it perfect… for you. Celebrating over 40 years of ballooning!

Come Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Minnesota!


This was a great experience! We felt very welcome from the minute we drove into the parking lot. Easy check-in. We got to watch them inflate the balloons which was very interesting. It was so incredible up in the air. I couldn't believe how smoothly the balloon just glided through the air. Very calm and serene! Our captain was great and very knowledgeable.

– Rhonda B -Tripadvisor

This was an awesome adventure and definitely worth the wait! The crew team was very helpful. Let us know what balloon we were in and who our pilot was. They offered to take our pictures before going up. Once in the air, scenery is beautiful and unforgettable. From start to finish the whole experience was amazing!

– Jena -Tripadvisor
Wonderful delightful experience

Wonderful experience. Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Signed up for the larger group option and highly recommended it. Wonderful camaraderie as you meet new people. Our pilot was Steve and he was knowledgeable and a delight. Due to their emphasis on safety you may need to reschedule until the weather is perfect.

– Kz K -Tripadvisor
Fantastic experience!

Absolutely fabulous experience! We were able to see the balloons being fully assembled and filled - really a cool experience. The staff was top-notch! The views were spectacular of the St. Croix Valley. Once we landed, staff came out of nowhere to quickly disassemble and ferry us back to the starting point. It was all very well done.

– Diane P -Tripadvisor
Wonderful Experience

Had a marvelous balloon ride! The staff was knowledgeable, professional, friendly and efficient. Our private flight took us over the St Croix River, over to Hudson and we gently landed in a gorgeous wooded neighborhood. After we toasted the flight with champagne. It was fun to see the region from high above. I’m afraid of heights but had no problem feeling safe with Pete, our pilot, who had 28 years of experience!

– Lori S -Tripadivosr