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General Admission:

General Admission is $5 for age 13 and over. Visitors 12 and under are free.

Group Guided Tour Fees:

Ages 5-8 is $1.00

Ages 9-18 is $3.00

Adults 19 and over $7.00 

No charge for the bus driver and the group's tour leader

Under age 4 is free

Tours must be arranged in advance.

Regular Hours

Open Wednesday through Sunday 1-4 p.m., mornings are appointment only.

Closed on these holidays: Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve p.m., Christmas Day, Dec. 24 & Dec. 26,  New Year’s Eve Day and New Year’s Day

Directions to the Museum

The National Balloon Museum is located Indianola, Iowa which is 12 miles south of Des Moines, Iowa on US Highway 65/69 and 12 miles east of Interstate Highway 35 on Iowa Highway 92. The museum is at 1601 North Jefferson Way (Highway 65/69) on the north edge of the city.

GPS Coordinates for 1601 North Jefferson Way

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Museum Hours
Regular Hours

Open Wed - Sun 1-4 p.m.  Closed Mon-Tues.

Mornings by appointment only.

Closed December 24, 25 and 26, and the months 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
Phone: (515) 961-3714 | Email:

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