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The Hotel Alex Johnson is one of the top places to stay in downtown Rapid City and only a short drive from many well-known Black Hills attractions such as Mount Rushmore and Reptile Gardens.

From relaxation to thrilling adventures, there’s something for everyone in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

South Dakota’s most famous faces are just 23 miles from the hotel.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Gaze upon the Crazy Horse Memorial, which will be the largest man-made sculpture in the world upon completion. 38 miles from the hotel.

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Badlands National Park

The rugged beauty of buttes, canyons and pinnacles ripe with geologic deposits of the world’s richest fossil beds are just 62 miles from the hotel.

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Reptile Gardens

Alligators. Exotic birds. Giant turtles. You might not think of these creatures as South Dakota wildlife, but you can find them all just 7 miles from the hotel.

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Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park

Home to 20 miles of natural-surface recreational trails on 300 acres of impeccable Black Hills terrain, Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park is just minutes from the heart of Rapid City’s historic downtown district and Hotel Alex Johnson.

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Rushmore Cave

Explore an underground wonderland, just 28 miles from the hotel.

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WaTiki® Indoor Waterpark Resort

Make a Splash at the largest indoor waterpark in the Dakotas. Make your way through 30,000 sq. ft. of wet and wild slides and pools, or just lay back and float on down the lazy river.

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Bear Country USA

Bear Country USA brings the wild to your car window. Get up close and personal with South Dakota wildlife without leaving the comfort of your car, just nine miles from the hotel.

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Deadwood is the true home of the Wild West. Casinos, restaurants, museums, and gold mines just 41 miles away from the hotel.

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Custer State Park

Custer State Park is home to abundant wildlife and adventure. Camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, or relaxing, there’s something for everyone.

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Downtown Rapid City

Downtown Rapid City has plenty of fun for the whole family. Art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, live entertainment, fountains and more!

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Chapel in The Hills

Chapel in The Hills is a quiet retreat open to all visitors. 

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park is one of America’s oldest national parks and is home to one of the longest and most complex caves in the world.

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