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Chapel in the Hills

Address: 3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: 605 342 8281
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Owner description: Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Owner description: Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.

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Upton, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have continually taken people to view this quaint chapel. The lights in the winter are well worth the trip and the gift shop is precious.

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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Norwegian reproduction of a chapel. It is not uninteresting except that we do not stop to Rapid City to visit only it. The small museum of artefacts receives of objects of time.

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Farmingdale, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The design, care and upkeep of this chapel is great. The place seems sacred and preserved well. It is a great place to reflect and enjoy some peace. It is a quaint pretty place.

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Rockies
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were allowed to visit right after a wedding. Very nice replica of a Norwegian Stavkirk. Please ask if you are going to visit on a Saturday/wedding days.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A perfect spot to spend a relaxing afternoon or to go get truly special photos for prom, wedding ect.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Truly a wonderful experience. Almost every piece of material built in the chapel was brought from Norway. Architecture was unbelievable and the location is just perfect. There is serenity around the area that one can't help but meditate. Although we came and visited around 4 years ago, i just think the best time you'd want to visit will be around... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Check it out! It should only take an hour or less of your time. Along with the church, there is also a cabin or little museum with past artifacts that you can check out too. Bathrooms are near the cabin. I thought it was cool to able to see this type of chapel in South Dakota of all places! It's... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This little-advertized location is definitely worth trying to find. It only requires an hour of your time, but you will appreciate the Chapel and its beautiful surroundings. The caretakers of this place are very knowledgeable and friendly, and not pushy at all about buying anything. Make an effort to stop at this peaceful place.

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Kill Devil Hill
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had the gate across so you couldn't go up to the church. Very disappointed. Would have like to had a good look around.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a surprise hidden away on the west side of Rapid City, SD! We loved the detail in the wood work and what a peaceful setting. A must see and a great photo opportunity!

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