National Balloon Museum
1601 N. Jefferson Way
Po Box 149
Indianola, IA 50125
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- Harwell-DeMoss Aviation Research Library
- Museum Tours with guides (Prearranged)
- Gift shop
- Off-site Balloon Factory Tours
- Children's Learning Area
- Handicapped accessible and special tours
- Children's Educational Programs
- Use a GPS and Geocashing with them.
Hours of OperationRegular Hours (May 1-Oct. 31) Mon. 9am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4 pm, Sun. 1pm-4pm Winter hours (Nov.1-Dec 31, Feb.1-April 30) Closed January and all major holidays.
We are flexible when booking tours.
The National Balloon Museum and US Ballooning Hall Of Fame is an interesting,
exciting place to discover the history and background of hot air, gas, cluster, smoke
ballooning as well as airships, dirigibles, and Zeppelins from the early 1780's in France
to present day. We have many historical artifacts that help you follow ballooning
through the years. We honor the many ladies in ballooning in our "Women in
Ballooning "exhibit . We have a Children's Learning Center for the children to fly
simulated balloons and color their own. Our Aviation Research Library has many
valuable resources covering all facets of flight. Our US Ballooning Hall of Fame
Induction takes place the last Sunday in July honoring 3 ballooning pioneers. It is
open to the public.
We give prearranged tours for groups at the museum and can also arrange an
offsite tour at a balloon factory. Call or check our website for current fees and other
details. You can buy any unique ballooning item .at our Gift Shop for that special
ballooning enthuiast.!! Come for a Visit!!