The Alex Johnson Hotel combines Germanic Tudor Architecture with consistent tribute to Native American cultures throughout the building's design and d'cor. Take the carved Indian heads in the main fa'ade, or the magnificent arrows and Lakota symbols that make up the chandelier in the two-story lobby. Intended by the hotel's namesake as a shrine to the Sioux Indian Nations, the hotel boasts a collection of Native American artwork and symbolism. The hotel also proved a luxurious stopover for railroad patrons, and visitors will find photos of past guests, including six American Presidents and Cary Grant.

Rapid City has two historic districts for your enjoyment.
The first is the historic downtown district. Included in the notable buildings is the 1914 First National Bank building at 7th and Main. Across the street you will find the 1911 Lions Head Fountain, which was once a watering station for horses.

Rapid City’s West Boulevard Historic District is just west of downtown. Residential in character, portions of 18 blocks contain examples of the city’s finest late 19th century and early 20th century structures.

Pick up a Rapid City Walking Tour guide at the Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Information Center for more details. Located @ 444 Mount Rushmore Road, North. Open 8 Am - 5 Pm Mon-Fri.