Indianola, Iowa has a colorful and informative museum dedicated to all types of balloon flight from gas to hot air. We lingered quite a while learning so much about the history of ballooning, how they are created and flown and some of the balloon world celebrities. Our only experience with ballooning is attending a couple hot air balloon rallies in Statesville NC. The sport is actually quite exciting, beautiful and interesting. We spoke to a pilot about his experiences but he was more interested and envious of our lifestyle! He even steered us to a couple more places to visit next time we are in the area. The first link is a trailer for a documentary about Tracy Barnes, a pioneer of modern ballooning, inventor of numerous balloon devices and the owner of The Balloon Works and The Blimp Factory located in our hometown of Statesville, NC. He passed away in 2019. I’m not sure when the documentary will be released.