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Chapel in the Hills

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Address: 3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: 605 342 8281
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Description: Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique...
Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
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One of my favorite places

I absolutely love the Chapel. The grounds are beautiful, but you are missing out if you are there in the evening and leave before the Vespers service. You don't need to be overly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Scotland, South Dakota
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Scotland, South Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love the Chapel. The grounds are beautiful, but you are missing out if you are there in the evening and leave before the Vespers service. You don't need to be overly religious to experience the lovely, small, intimate service offered nightly.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The looks of this place is spectacular- not sure if it's a beautiful on the inside as the outside as it wasn't open yet for the season when we were there- regardless it was worth the drive in to see the amazing outside!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Free. Take advantage of the volunteers there. They have information to share if asked. Concept behind the design is fascinating.

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Belgrade
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If a person ever wanted to know what influences building in Rapid City, just take a look around. The diversity is great. This a good example. After seeing this church, it was fun to drive around Rapid to see other building styles and eras. I really like the multiple styles.

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Jorpeland, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As a Norwegian passing through South Dakota, I had to stop to check out a replica of a Norwegian stave church. It was quite fun to see the "Stabbur" and especially all the Norwegian-imported products. It's all run bu volunteers, so don't forget to donate a few bucks on your way out.

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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This church/chapel is worth the drive. The grounds were very well keep. The chapel is very peaceful.

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Centennial, Colorado
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365 reviews 365 reviews
259 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The small chapel is a perfect replica of the one that I saw when I was in Norway. Actually it was brought here from Norway. This chapel is set in a very nice Tranquill and peaceful setting. After going to the chapel there is a nice well maintained trail that you can walk and it has statues lined up along... More 

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Upton, Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
99 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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