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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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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Chapel in the Hills is a very interesting and unique place to visit. I contacted Craig in January about a visit on July 26 and was pleased with the arrangements. They accept a donation per person, which is very nice. I sent a confirmation email again July 11 th. When we arrived Craig greeted us with surprise and said... More

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The chapel is like a visit to Norway. The grounds, house, shop and the chapel are beautiful. The self guided tour allows you to take your time absorbing the peaceful surrounding and to read the interruptive signs.

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Springfield, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was such an amazing experience! We went early on Sunday morning thinking of a service, but no. But being the only ones (other than the caretaker) there we had the church to ourselves, took full advantage of it. The church & grounds were beautiful, the caretaker was sooo friendly. Everyone should go!

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Lenexa, Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We finally found this Chapel in the Hills after getting lost trying to find it. Highway 44 (Jackson Road) is under construction which led to the problem trying to find Chapel in the Hills. The chapel is very nice. You are allowed to go into the church. There is a small gift store and restrooms are located on the grounds.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Coming from a Scandanavian background, I really wanted to see this and was not disappointed. The Chapel is small and the interior is very plain, so don't expect something elaborate. All the same it conveys a peaceful, quiet beauty and strength. The volunteers on the property were cheerful and helpful and they have a great collection of Scandanavian gifts in... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Definitely a beautiful place with a really cool architecture and a little museum. Just keep in mind that maybe 10-15 minutes there is enough.

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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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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