Ready to see Michigan like never before?

If you've got the itch to soar high in the sky over Michigan this summer, we've got you covered here with our list of places that offer hot air balloon rides.

I can honestly say, I've never taken a hot air balloon ride in my life. I've always wanted to but my fear of heights always gets in the way. However, this summer I promised my girlfriend and son that I would put my fear aside and we would all take a hot air balloon ride together.

I had no idea there were so many places in Michigan that offered hot air balloon rides. What surprised me, even more, is that some even offer rides in the winter, I didn't even know that was possible. Apparently, they can perform even better in cold weather since there is a greater temperature difference to the hot air on the inside, the heavier air on the outside helps the buoyancy of the balloon. I had no idea, you learn something new every day.

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Prices vary between each location but on average you'll pay roughly $350 per person. Of course, many companies offer a variety of different packages.

It may seem a little pricy for some but keep in mind, you're paying for an experience that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

This list below covers a good part of lower Michigan but I'm sure this isn't ever every location in the state. If you're aware of others, just let me know and I'll add them to the list. Feel free to send them my way at tony@banana1015.com.

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