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Chapel in the Hills

3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
605 342 8281
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Ranked #2 of 35 attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Stavkirke Chapel This replica of the famous 850-year-old Borgund Stave Church in Norway features unique architecture & intricate carvings... more »
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Its just a beautiful, quiet setting. Stopped because it was one of my mothers favorite places to visit. The ladies that ran the shop and museum were informative, helpful and extremely nice

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The most romantic stop in our trip to Dakota. The place is steeped in scenic beauty and the ambience is quite, peaceful and romantic.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was a truly unique building, a lot of work has gone into the construction of the building and the volunteers truly care a lot about this building.

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Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is the place to visit for a lesson in history. What a marvel the old time carpenter was. Well worth the time spent but you have to get there in the summer. No visitors in the winter.

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Bountiful, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was looking for something else to do on my Sturgis trip and stumbled on this peaceful chapel in the hills. The chapel is amazing with the carved wood. I especially liked the prayer trail & enjoyed a peaceful stroll through the garden while reflecting on what is important in my life. It is free to see, however, donations are... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you have kids who are fixated with Frozen and you are in Rapid City, you should stop and see this. A stavekirk built in Norway and shipped to South Dakota. Beautiful design and beautiful church. There is a prayer and serenity path and garden, too, if you have the time. If you are going to see it, it's tucked... More

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Oshkosh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On our recent 10 day trip to the Black Hills I checked out TA for reviews on attractions. The Chapel on Hill came up and sort of surprised the rest of the family (wife and teenage kids) with the stop. What a nice change of pace from the touristy stops along our way-- it really did surprise all of us... More

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Mansfield, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a bit confusing to locate, but once we did we were so glad we went there. This replica of an 1100's stave church in Norway is interesting to see. You can stroll their peaceful garden trail, also. And it's free!

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the architecture of this church was amazing- would've liked to have someone on hand to talk about the building/history.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited the Chapel on a whim, as we were staying with relatives close by. The gift shop was extremely quaint and had some great cookbooks/ingredients for Nordic food, as well as some beautiful crosses. Staff was extremely welcoming. The church is a gift to the senses and spirit. I loved the smell, the silence, the beautiful craftsmanship. Truly remarkable.... More

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