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Chapel in the Hills

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Address: 3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: +1 605-342-8281
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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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Unique church

In Southwest Rapid City there is this church which is a replica of a church in Norway. It was built in Norway and shipped to South Dakota. They have local pastors who give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Akron, Colorado
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Akron, Colorado
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Southwest Rapid City there is this church which is a replica of a church in Norway. It was built in Norway and shipped to South Dakota. They have local pastors who give services, and a beautiful place for weddings, etc. Just a really unique and different place to visit.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Of all the things in the area, all the tourist traps and must sees, this is the place to visit. It is truly amazing and wonderful. Its peaceful and the place is simply amazing. the craftsmanship is unbelievable. I spent hours taking photos of this place. Surprising as we stopped in here as an after thought! If I had known... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I am aware that we were traveling late in the season, but we were very surprised that this was not open.

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Thank AKmoonse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We visited this beautiful church just as a wedding was about to start. This was fortunate as normally at this time of year the church is closed as is the small museum and gift shop. The location is perfect, surrounded by trees and so peaceful. Having visited the original in Norway, we can say that this is an exceptional replica... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Our campground hosts told us this was something not to be missed in their area and they were correct. It was a little difficult to find because of all the roadway construction in the area during the time we were there. This exact replica of this 850 year old Church in Norway is a reverend and beautiful place to spend... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A replica of Uppsala. Went a very long time ago but it was still beautiful. A sight to be seen, make sure to go!

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Rice Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Worth the stop to this replica of a Norwegian church. Gift shop has great souvenirs and there is a nondenominational service each evening.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

One of the things my wife and I really enjoyed in traveling through southern Norway was visiting stave churches, with their amazingly engineered architecture, surviving for hundreds of years. They are a great blend of history, art, engineering and culture. It was a treat to discover this stave church, based on the over 800 year old Borgund Stave Kirke. Still... More 

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Incredible. Amazing to see the workmanship used in building this church. Lovely grounds, can do a short walk behind church also. Gift shop and small museum. Reasonably central if you have a car. Well worth a look rain or shine.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

What a beautiful area. The workmanship and setting take your breath away. Take time to travel to the Chapel, you will not be disappointed.

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