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About the Building


The Museum building upper structure was designed to suggest two inverted balloons. The entrance arches made in graduated sizes are intended to give the feeling of entering an inflated balloon before it is heated enough to stand upright. The structure is trimmed in blue, yellow and white ceramic tiles that represent the serenity and gracefulness associated with balloon flight.

Museum Hours
Regular Hours

Monday - Sunday 
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

(Additional hours available by appointment and for Tour Groups)

Closed December 24, 25 and 26 and the month of January & February

Closed all major holidays, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day

For information on holidays observed and additional hours by request, visit our Visitor Info page.

National Balloon Museum and Ballooning Hall of Fame | 1601 N. Jefferson Way (Highway 65/69 North) | P.O. Box 149, Indianola, IA 50125-0149
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