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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
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Owner description: Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.

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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 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you're into giving a little back to Our Lord while you're enjoying a vacation, make sure you stop for a little bit to give thanks! It's amazing, no nails were used and the caretaker is very welcoming and knowledgeable.

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California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I've been to the original stave church in Norway, so I had to see this one. The copy is impressive and the setting is nice and serene. An unexpected surprise on the west side of Rapid City.If you have never seen a stave church you can definitely save some money by visiting the one here in South Dakota.

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