Local Attractions

Take Some Time To Explore

The Hotel Alex Johnson is centrally located in Rapid City and only a short drive from many well-known Black Hills attractions such as Mount Rushmore and Reptile Gardens.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Home to nearly 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.

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

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 down on the lazy river.

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.

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