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The National Balloon Museum & U. S. Ballooning Hall of Fame - Indianola, Iowa

News Release

This Sunday July 27, 2014, starting at 1PM,  The National Balloon Museum, 1601 North Jefferson Way (Highway 65/69), in Indianola, Iowa will hold the annual U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

This annual event honors the pioneers of ballooning that have been selected based on "exemplary contribution to the history, development or growth of ballooning in the United States".

The 2014 inductees are Nikki Caplan (Missouri), Chauncey Dunn (Colorado) and Don Piccard (Minnesota).

General Admission:
General Admission is $3 for age 12 and over. Visitors under 12 are free.

Group Guided Tour Fees:
Ages 5-18 is $1.00
Adults 18 and over $5
No charge for the bus driver and the group's tour leader.
Under age 4 are free
Tours must be arranged in advance.
Click HERE for details and on-line sign-up for a tour.

We are closed the month of January for cleaning BUT all of our hours are flexible depending on tours and their availability. 

We can arrange for your tour group to visit a Balloon Repair Station, week days only, at Midwest Balloon Services. They are located at 104 E. Center Street  in Truro, IA.  For an additional fee:
  $5 for age 12 & up and $1 for under age 12.  No charge for your tour leader and bus driver.
  For details call the Balloon Museum (515) 961-3714.  Ask for Tour manager.

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

Museum Hours
Regular Hours
(May Through October)
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Winter hours
(November Through April) Closed December 25 and 26 and the month of January
Every day 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Closed all major holidays.
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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