Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon in Branson, MO

600 Promenade WayBranson, MO 65616
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Ever wondered what Branson looks like from high in the sky? Find out by riding Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon! As the only balloon of it’s kind, the Steampunk Balloon floats guests to approximately 188 feet in the air for jaw-dropping panoramic views of Branson, the Ozark Mountains, and Lake Taneycomo. This high-flying attraction is perfect for all ages and group sizes.


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Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon is the only balloon of its kind in North America and the tallest in the world! Located at Branson Landing on the north entrance near Belk Department Store, our Steampunk pilots will take you on a trip back in time as you travel nearly 200 feet in the air.

With 360-degree aerial views of Lake Taneycomo, historic downtown Branson, and the surrounding Ozark Mountains, you'll learn fun facts about our area from one of our knowledgeable and friendly Steampunk Pilots. Our Steampunk Balloon is the only one of it's kind in the world and we are so thrilled to have it with us as a Branson icon! Fun for the entire family, the balloon can hold up to eleven passengers. We are disability friendly and pet-friendly too! Guests under 42" ride free with a paid adult.

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14 Reviews
"Feel like your flying in the air."
October, 2017
See Branson like you never have.
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Sandra K
Weedsport, New York
"Easy zip lining"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2017
My 87 year old husband wanted to zip line. It was 92 degrees out. This gave him the experience without spending 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours in the heat. The people operating the ride were very helpful and kind. A brief ride backwards across the lake, then a rushing return. They let him go twice. Not sure if that was the norm or not.
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"Great views!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 04, 2017
I have always wanted to ride this but my husband is afraid of heights. I used my 5 year old nephew to convince him to give it a try. My nephew loved going up and looking around. The guy who took us up told us all about how it was built and anything he knew about the balloon. Like everything else in Branson, it is expensive for what it is. We paid $41 for 3 adults and my nephew was free. The whole trip took less than 10 minutes but we still had fun!
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"My daughter wanted to do this for her 13th birthday."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 11, 2017
We were at the landing and while there we walked to the end and my daughter wanted to go up in the balloon. She had looked it up online and thought it would be fun. I have to admit that I am not a fan of hights, so I was not looking forward to going up on the ride. I have to say that once we got inside and the guide started it up, it was a really cool experience. We went to a hight of 188 ft. and the views were really spectacular. The guide pointed out different places and showed us that we could see Arkansas from the top. It was also a wild experience that the floor of the cage was glass and that you could see through and look straight down at just how high you were above the ground. Quite a cool attaction.
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Kansas City, Missouri
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 02, 2017
We stopped by the booth on Thursday night to inquire about the ride. Guy at the desk told us all about the ride and how it has a brand-new redesigned basket which allows people to sit in the seats outside. We have two kids that are about 42 inches tall and asked if they could sit on the outside or whether they would have to be in the cage. We asked him if he ran certain times or just when there was enough people to fill the ride. After he answered all these questions for us including the price which he quoted $18.95 per person and the two kids would be free because they were right at 42 inches. He asked us if we wanted to ride. We considered it but my son was not quite convinced yet so we told him we would be back tomorrow night. We return Friday night and the sign on the desk says "tonight only $11.95". There is a girl at the desk and she proceeded to tell me they are not flying. I asked for how long. She proceeded to tell me they have been not flying for a week or two and they still won't be flying for another week or so. We tell her all about the story of the previous night and she says that she has not idea why we were told that and "that she is the only one there". Now my son is resulted into a complete crying mess because he has convinced himself to ride and they say he can't ride tonight but the guy told him he could ride the night before. So we walk away and I am still confused why they would be selling "today only" tickets when they are not flying and they also sell a combined ticket for the zip line and balloon down at the zip line. Feel this is a total misrepresentation, false advertising and dishonest.
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Terisa S
Diamond City, Arkansas
"fun ride for kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 03, 2016
We took are 12 year old son on this ride and he loved it. I'm have a bit of fear of heights but this was not bad because it fells enclosed and you don't feel like you will fall out.....LOL I would take him back again if he wanted.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Steampunk Balloon

What are the hours of operation?
Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon flies 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm from March 1st to December 31st.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my young child?
Guests under 42" ride free with a paid adult.

What are the physical limitations for this ride?
The attraction is ideal for all passengers. It is disability-friendly and pet-friendly!

How many people can the balloon hold?
The Steampunk Balloon can hold between 1 and 12 passengers at a time.