We started as a small gift shop in the corner of the historic Hotel Alex Johnson and quickly outgrew space. We then moved next door to a large retail space and a door was cut through the Hotel Alex Johnson lobby to accommodate the guests with a gift store.Our Rapid City online trip itinerary maker makes visiting Alex Johnson Mercantile and other Rapid City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
In 1994 Linc and Elaine Ainsworth purchased the store and focused on providing the hotel guests and people in the Black Hills with primarily locally and regionally made quality gifts.
The Alex Johnson Mercantile takes pride in finding good merchandise, made locally, for visitors to take home and remind them of their time in the Black Hills. While the focus has been on Black Hills Gold, Trisha Waldron, Native American arts and crafts, sculpture/bronze, pottery, and original wall art, they also offer a jewelry line exclusively for the Hotel Alex Johnson. Called Sassy and Juicy is a trendy, fun line for women.
Located in the historic Alex Johnson Hotel in Rapid City, SD, Alex Johnson Mercantile offers local and regional products that represent the history of the beautiful Black Hills.
Our product line features Lakota craftwork, beadwork, feather art, pottery, carvings, Black Hills Gold, and the Alex Johnson Mercantile jewelry line, Sassy and Juicy.
Alex Johnson Mercantile reviews
Great store with very reasonable prices. The owner Jennifer was lovely and wrapped things extremely well. Huge selection and a wide variety of gift ideas. Loved all the artwork by local artists and... more »
Nice items inthis hotel shop and personnel were vere very friendly. However, look at other shops before purchasing as their prices are a bit above others in the area. This is expected in a hotel... more »
I loved all the treasures I found here!! Thanks for honoring the work of local artisans!
One of my favorite gift shops. I always stop when I'm home.
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