Spring Break in the Black Hills

Just as the weather starts to warm, children are itching to get outside in the springtime. Spring break is a time for children and students alike, to take a break from the rigors of class or homework. Instead of booking an expensive trip for your family, spending spring break in the Black Hills is a great option to not only save money and time but you and your family will get to experience all the many things to do in the Black Hills. Didn’t know there were lots of things to do in the Black Hills? There are tons no matter what you want to do on your spring break in the Black Hills!

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One top choice for things to do in the Black Hills is to tour around the Badlands National Park! This unique area draws many visitors to take a glimpse at the rugged beauty embedded with fossils. The park also is home to living animals such as roaming buffalo, sheep, and prairie dogs. There is always something to see in the Badlands National Park, making it a favorite for spring break in the Black Hills.
Love animals and history? The Museum of the American Bison and Great Plains Center is dedicated to telling the amazing story of the American bison and the history of the Black Hills. During your spring break in the Black Hills your family can dig for bison bones, explore different animal foot prints, experience Native American art, and learn about the history of the American bison. This unique museum is just one of the many exciting things to do in the Black Hills!

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Rapid City, lies Main Street Square, a public space that always has some fun-filled activity happening! The square is filled with one of a kind dining experiences, the City of Presidents, boutiques, and other unique shops – so you can find your perfect souvenir from your spring break in the Black Hills. You’ll also find special things to do in the Black Hills happening in Main Street Square. From concerts to festivals, this is the place to be for the whole family to make memories of the Black Hills!
Unwind with a scenic drive through Needles Highway! Needles Highway is a top pick for things to do in the Black Hills and the beauty of the area will take your breath away during your spring break in the Black Hills. This area is filled with unique spiraled granite rock formations and rock tunnels. Sylvan Lake is also nearby offering the perfect picnic spot on the water. Needles Highway is the perfect addition to your spring break in the Black Hills.
Spending your spring break in the Black Hills is a great choice to not only save money, but it gives you a chance to experience the many wonderful things to do in the Black Hills.

Spring break in the Black Hills is a chance to take in nature, experience history, and explore an area where the culture runs as wild as the bison. Wanting some place to stay during your spring break in the Black Hills? The Hotel Alex Johnson is a top Rapid City hotel located in downtown Rapid City and has historic ties to not only the Black Hills area, but also American history. Experience the excitement and stay at the Hotel Alex Johnson, where history meets modern luxury during your spring break in the Black Hills.

The Hotel Alex Johnson Welcomes the Chubby Chipmunk

The Historic Hotel Alex Johnson proudly welcomes Chubby Chipmunk – Hand Dipped Chocolates and the opening of their new storefront in the lobby of the Hotel Alex Johnson.

Chubby Chipmunk’s Deadwood location has been open since 2005, opened by owner Mary “Chip” Tautkus. Her plan was for a small, one-woman operation specializing in hand-dipped truffles; but fate saw a bigger future for the woman who says she puts love into every piece of chocolate she makes. Four months after opening her doors an editor from Rachel Ray Magazine stopped by for directions to the Badlands, ate all of Chip’s sample truffles and decided to do a story on Chubby Chipmunk. “When the story came out, I was actually scared it would be too big. But it wasn’t. It was just the right amount and, so…that brought people in,” says Tautkus.

Whether you want to tickle your taste-buds with dark chocolate and caramel, dive into the nostalgic flavors of a root beer float truffle, or spice it up with jalapeno infused chocolate- the Chubby Chipmunk produces a chocolate experience for all tastes. Chubby Chipmunk’s truffles have been featured in gift baskets at the Country Music Festival Awards and the 2013 Grammy Awards. In addition to world class truffles, Chubby Chipmunk also offers the rare chocolate, Fortunato No. 4, which comes from the Pure Nacional plant. Once thought to be extinct, this rare type of cacao plant hailing from Peru offers a chocolate experience unlike that of any other and Chubby Chipmunk is proud to be the exclusive retailer of this chocolate in South Dakota.

The arrival of Chubby Chipmunk in the Hotel Alex Johnson brings luxury and decadence to a new level. Guests may stop by for a truly extraordinary taste experience at the new lobby storefront of Chubby Chipmunk, then pair the chocolate with a freshly brewed beverage from Seattle’s Best Coffee and enjoy the historic splendor of the Hotel Alex Johnson lobby, celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.

Learn more about Chubby Chipmunk – Hand Dipped Chocolates