Most people prefer to see the Badlands from an earthbound perspective, but one ballooning outfitter provides visitors with an airborne perspective of the park.
Outfitter & Expeditions
Black Hills Balloons. Based in Custer, Black Hills Balloons provides amazing bird's-eye views of some of the Black Hills' most picturesque locations. Reservations are essential. 25173 Lower French Creek Rd., Custer, South Dakota, 57730. 605/673–2520; www.blackhillsballoons.com. From $295.