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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 35 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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60 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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Plover, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very interesting to see the craftsmanship on this little chapel. Worth the time to drive into the hills to see this.

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Peoria, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was an interesting stop - a replica of a Norwegian church, in the middle of Rapid City. As we drove through a subdivision to get there I thought, "Where the heck are we going?" But the chapel itself is in the woods in a completely peaceful spot. It was very ornate and quite lovely, and the prayer walk was... More

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Fairfield, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was nice to see an example of a Norwegian church. There are also a cabin and gift shop next door, as well as a bell and some statues behind the chapel. The chapel is small and simple inside, so it doesn't take long to visit, even allowing time for photographs. If I hadn't read ahead of time that it... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend in May 2014. We had seen the huge sign on Canyon Lake road several times and tried to go a couple of times, but they were always closed during the winter. As a Nowegian myself it was fun to see the stavkirke, I have seen the real one in Laerdal, Norway and it is an... More

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a beautiful Norwegian Chapel to see whether or not your religious. When we visited two very nice ladies explained the set up of the grounds. There is no entrance fee but there is a donation case.Once in the Chapel an audio tape is playing explaining everything about it. Nearby is the prayer path. The gift shop is a... More

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