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Chapel in the Hills

3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
605 342 8281
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Ranked #4 of 36 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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Kill Devil Hill
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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46 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was a really neat church to see. We have visited two or three times over the last decade when vacationing in the area. It's a free attraction so you can't beat the price, and definitely worth seeing if you are in the area. You'll likely spend 30 minutes here to look at all the details and perhaps read a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We made it a point to stop here during our SD vacation and I'm so glad we did. Any pictures or words just can't do justice to this structure and the experience. The grounds were beautifully kept also and the prayer walk trail was lovely.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a very beautiful Norweigen church. The surroundings are beautiful and very peaceful. I was married here in May of 2007 . The only things I didn't like were that you can't take picture inside the church, and you can't have a runner.

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Kingwood, TX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Chapel was very nice, volunteers also very nice, I learned a lot about the culture of Norway. It was located in a nice place and the CDs they sell was also nice, very nice music. I liked everything.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nestled in a hillside in a nice neighborhood, free admission (donations accepted), and wildlife all over. Turkey walking all over, rabbits, deer, etc. There is a "Prayer Trail" in the back that is very quiet and relaxing. The Chapel itself is beautiful. All wood and well taken care of. The grounds are beautifully maintained and very quiet and peaceful. A... More

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toronto
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This chapel is much more interesting than we had imagined. The architecture is amazing and very photogenic. We were surprised that it was open at 8 am at the end of August. There is an interesting log cabin, furnished in the style of Norwegian immigrants. There were also wild turkeys wandering around. There is a gift shop full of Norwegian... More

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