Downtown Rapid City

Located in the heart of historic downtown Rapid City, the Hotel Alex Johnson is surrounded with charming boutiques, sophisticated galleries, exceptional dining, and a wide variety of entertainment options.

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Summer months are full of family-fun activities and exciting nightlife for the downtown area, and with the Summer Nights concerts, events at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, and special performances at Main Street Square you will never run out of things to do in Rapid City.Summer Nights is a downtown Rapid City event that takes place every Thursday night from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Kids love the games, bouncy castle, and face painting in the Kids Area of Summer Nights and adults will love the live music, food and refreshments.Dozens of restaurants are available to choose from, and dining options close to the Alex Johnson range from pub food to upscale cuisine. Start your day off right with a cup of freshly brewed coffee from Seattle’s Best Café. Stop into Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub for a pint or a fine Irish whiskey. Relax with a glass of wine at Vertex Sky Bar, located on the roof of The Hotel Alex Johnson, where guests can see virtually the entire town. Enjoy a delicious cocktail while you watch a stunning South Dakota sunset or a perfect view of the stars at the end of the night.
Shopping downtown is always fun for the whole family—St. Joe and Main Streets are lined with book stores, clothing boutiques, specialty shops, and more. So bring the family to the Alex Johnson for a weekend getaway and enjoy all that downtown Rapid City has to offer.A short walk from the hotel is the Dahl Arts Center featuring frequent exhibits by local artists, photographers, and performers. Downtown Rapid City also features the vibrant Art Alley, a collection of wall murals adjacent to the hotel building.Main Street Square, a year-round outdoor venue, is also adjacent to Hotel Alex Johnson. During the summer adults and kids enjoy splashing in the musical water fountain, listening to live music, watching a movie, and browsing the farmers’ market. During the winter, the outdoor venue is transformed into an ice-skating rink, and individuals of all ages can be seen testing the ice or drinking a warm cup of hot chocolate from the local vintage diner. There are so many scheduled events in Rapid City this summer—whichever weekend you choose to stay at the Alex Johnson is sure to have a variety of entertainment options close by.To view upcoming events in Downtown Rapid City, go to our Entertainment Calendar.

Reserve a room at the Hotel Alex Johnson this summer and enjoy all the wonderful experiences downtown Rapid City has to offer.

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