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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 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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Augusta, GA
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481 reviews 481 reviews
216 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We took a little side trip while on an America by Rail trip before we headed to the Crazy Horse monument. This little chapel is an exact replica of a Norwegian Stave church. The architecture and attention to detail is wonderful. We had a brief presentation about its historical and architecture significance in the community then hit the gift shop... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The chapel was unique. The Lady in the gift shop was so nice. You should visit their museum as well.

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Seaside, OR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Was not able to walk on the path in the woods, but the chapel had beautiful carvings inside, and out, and an informational track playing inside describing the architectural features. There was also a small house exhibit/museum and a gift shop.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a small church, a replica of a church in Norway. This is a free stop for donation and I think it is worth a stop if you are spiritual or into Norwegian history. First visit the church. Next go for a short walk on a trail with some statues and prayers along the way. Third visit a small... More

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Okotoks, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to see some of the building practices from across the pond. Facility was well kept and so were the grounds. Peaceful seetting and a great place to relax

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Denver, Colorado
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is an exact replica of a Norwegian Chapel (Kirke) that was built in Norway in the 1100s. It is a beautiful building, well kept grounds. See the chapel, go inside, talk to the caretaker, see the small cabin museum. Take a couple of minutes and do the Prayer Walk- only about 100 yards into the woods- it doesn't matter... More

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TN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited and were able to attend with a group and a speaker that provided some history and information about the church. Definitely glad that I visited while in rapid city.

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Becker, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had to beg my hubby and two boys to go to a "stupid chapel".....but they loved it! The volunteer was so kind and helpful. I could have spent hours in that chapel. It was so beautiful. The grounds are immaculately cared for and the museum is pretty darn cool. All of it kept my 39, 9 & 11 year... More

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Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This chapel was a gem to visit. The building had such intricate design. Do go inside and listen to the recording on the history, very interesting.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very peaceful setting. Museum is like a giant diorama, in a good way. The grounds are very tranquil. Nice drive. Peaceful, informative tape recorded explanation of chapel.

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