Travel information for ACIS-West 2015

We look forward to welcoming you to Rapid City, “The Gateway to the Black Hills,” in October. All conference events will take place at the historic Hotel Alex Johnson, located at 523 6th St., Rapid City, SD 57701. Phone: 888-729-0708. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Rapid City amidst a variety of restaurants, shops, art and music venues, and nightlife. To register for the conference, return to and scroll down.

Rapid City can be reached by car or the Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) (

Several car rental companies operate out of the airport if you wish to rent a vehicle. However, due to the conference venue’s central location, you will be very comfortable navigating by foot. Taxis and shuttles can bring you the short six miles from the airport to downtown Rapid City. In addition, the Hotel Alex Johnson provides free transportation for its overnight guests to and from the airport; for details, call the hotel front desk.

The Hotel Alex Johnson ( is offering ACIS-West conference participants a special group rate of $79/night for standard rooms plus taxes and fees (total price is closer to $97/night). The hotel has reserved a block of rooms for ACIS-West, so book early. Once the block of rooms has been reserved, the hotel will continue to honor the group rate, but availability is not guaranteed. To book a room at the group rate, call 888-729-0708. Unfortunately, you cannot book online if you wish to receive the special group rate. If you wish to stay elsewhere, many other hotels are located in or near downtown Rapid City.

We also invite you to take advantage of Rapid City’s many nearby attractions, including Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, the historic Black Hills 1880 Train, the city of Deadwood, the Badlands National Park, the Devil’s Tower, and more. Below are several links to help you begin exploring Rapid City and the greater Black Hills area. If you have further questions about travel and accommodations, please email Sarah Townsend at

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