National Balloon Museum

1601 N. Jefferson Way
Indianola, IA 50125- Map It
Phone: (515) 961-3714

AAA Editor Notes

National Balloon Museum is 1 mi. n. of jct. SR 92 and US 65/69 at 1601 N. Jefferson Way. The museum houses the U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame and chronicles more than 200 years of ballooning history through displays, photographs and collections. Envelopes, inflators, gondolas and other equipment used in hot-air and gas ballooning are displayed. Included is an interactive area for children. The building's shape resembles two inverted balloons. A ballooning library also is available. Guided tours are available by advance reservation. Guided tours are available.
$5; free (ages 0-12). Guided tour (includes museum admission) $7; $3 (ages 9-18); $1 (ages 5-8).
Hours: Daily 1-4 and by appointment, Mar.-Dec.; 1-4, Mar.-Apr. and Oct.-Dec. Closed major holidays and Dec. 24-26 and 31. Allow 1 hour minimum.