Historic Happenings 

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Sounds of the Alex – A Playlist for Travels Near & Far

Draped in the glow of red neon and historic acclaim, Downtown Rapid City’s finest jewel, the Hotel Alex Johnson, represents 95 years of lived history. History personified by the stories of the countless guests who’ve joined us from all corners of...
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Black Hills Bucket List: The Black Hills For Beginners

Black Hills National Forest has an allure and ambiance unique to only a place of its diversity. The Black Hills are not only beautiful but they are also packed with exciting and unique experiences that are worthy to be on your destination bucket list.  This...
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Retreat to the Black Hills of South Dakota: A Pet-Friendly Getaway

Life on the road is better with pets! Whether you’re traveling from afar or planning a staycation in your own backyard, our pet-friendly travel guide provided by the Hotel Alex Johnson ensures your next vacation will be paws-itively unforgettable. *A...
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Black Hills Weekend Getaway

Want to experience the beautiful Black Hills and surrounding areas in just a few days? The Hotel Alex Johnson is Rapid City’s premier downtown hotel and only a short drive from many well-known Black Hills attractions. To ensure you get the most...
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Make History with Our Top 10 Scenic Attractions in the Black Hills

Buckle up and enjoy the ride! We have compiled a list of the best scenic routes in the Black Hills to make your next road trip as memorable as our hotel’s history. Aside from the area’s top attractions, the Black Hills is filled with natural beauty...
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The Life of Alex Carlton Johnson

The founder of our historic downtown Rapid City hotel was Alex Carlton Johnson. While there have been many changes to the Hotel Alex Johnson throughout its history, we are proud to say that the hotel has been able to retain its historic presence and once...
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Are You Ready for the 2024 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally?

Do you hear that? It is the rumble of the motorcycles entering the Black Hills of South Dakota as Rally Week approaches. Are you ready for the biggest motorcycle gathering in the world? Do you know what you want to see while you are here? We have put...
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6 Reasons Why Hotel Alex Johnson is One of the Most Unique Hotels in Rapid City, SD

Located in downtown Rapid City stands the 11 story, magnificent Hotel Alex Johnson. Well-known to many Black Hills residents and visitors, this hotel has enough charm to leave a life-long impression the moment you step into the hotel lobby.  From...
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