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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 34 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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Gillette, Wyoming
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

For people who love the outdoors this is a great place for a wedding... Log benches, arches and surrounded by nature, what more could you ask for...

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East Coast USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the architecture, the appropriate-but-informative audio presentation inside the chapel, and the friendly and knowledgeable folks in the gift shop. The Lena & Olle mini-museum was a bonus.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great unique little Norwegian church and Museum. We were concerned that it would be a waste of time as we were heading out, but we were very surprised by how nice it was. There is also a short prayer walk with statues and a small museum in a cabin with some very interesting old Norwegian household items.... More

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Lindstrom, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There was a wedding going on when we visited. Gentleman at the gift shop greeted us and gave us an overview of the chapel. We walked through and around and then left. Nice thing to add on to a day if you're in the area.

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Wyoming, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful church inside as well as outside. Great place to sit and just reflect on things. There is a prayer walk but I didn't do that as we were on time crunch by this time of the day.

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Hartland, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I wanted to visit the Chapel in the Hills at first, but my husband and three kids (13, 11, and 8 year olds) were reluctant to go. Anyway, we all went to see this place. What a surprise! The chapel is really unique and beautiful. All my family enjoyed visiting the Chapel in the Hills. It is really peaceful and... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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198 reviews 198 reviews
148 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I loved this so much it was a sense of peace. Im not really all that religious but it peaceful and beautiful The whole site is a nice visit we spent a hour but that was plenty of time to get feel for the place and all that was on it. Plus as we were leaving a wedding was coming... More

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West Jordan, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've been lucky enough to travel to Norway, so when I saw this little piece of Norway in South Dakota I knew I'd have to visit. It is in a lovely, peaceful spot. It's a short drive from downtown Rapid City. I thought we'd spend about 15 minutes here, but we ended up staying for about 45. The chapel is... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The little church was absolutely beautiful. It is a replica of a church in Norway. It is an amazing little wooden church. Very peaceful place to visit.

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Glover, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

what a lovely place to visit. The ladies that were there volunteering when we visited were a delight and we enjoyed talking with them about the church and the local area. A quiet and peaceful place to visit. Don't miss it!

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