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Chapel in the Hills

3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
605 342 8281
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Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Rapid City
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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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went for a visit but its closed until May 1st, nothing about this on their website. Very disappointing.

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RAPID CITY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Enjoyed the beautiful colors of the Fall leaves, nice place to visit and walk around. A little bit hard to get to if you are not familiar with the area. Worth stopping by, free but leave a donation to help support.

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Manassas, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had no idea this existed, but were thrilled we stopped. I grew up in Europe, and visiting the Chapel in the Hills took me back to winters in Norway. The grounds are perfectly maintained, the hosts gracious and friendly, and the architecture visually stunning and emotionally moving. The entire site is tranquil and reverent. I wanted to stay for... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nice spot to relax and enjoy the quiet. No amusements or anything, just a nice spot. And it's free. Be sure to see the restored settler cabin to get an idea how our ancestors lived. If you can, go there just before sunset, you'll probably see the deer that come down to feed on the grass.

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

A great little chapel to visit and a lovely walk in the woods with markers about its history. A small gift shop offers native and handmade items.

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Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very pretty chapel. We stopped just to take a look and get some pictures. It is a neat thing to check out in the area.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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130 reviews 130 reviews
52 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This FREE attraction is situated in West Rapid City and is really worth about a 1 hour (maybe 2 hour) unwinding visit. Peaceful, beautiful and really not that "touristy" - Excellent place for a couple of hours.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an exact replica of a historic Stavkirk church in Norway. Free will donation, museum with priceless exhibits, and don't overlook the evening worship every day in the summer for weary travelers.

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Glendive, Montana
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72 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The chapel is very nice. Beautiful woodwork. Interesting history. Worth the drive for a quick visit.

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
82 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Ivisited the chapel in the off season after it was closed so my review is juatof the building itself and the grounds. If the inside is anything like the outside you will not be disappointed. Its an amazing wooden Norwegian building with tons of detail in its architecture. There is no admission but the chapel stays open on donations. Check... More

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