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Chapel in the Hills

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Address: 3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: 605 342 8281
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Description: Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique...
Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
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Amazing 30 Minute Attraction

If you are looking for a great little side trip, you will like this beautiful little church. It is a beautiful copy of a church in Norway that was built in 1150. Everything is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Saraland, Alabama
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Saraland, Alabama
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a great little side trip, you will like this beautiful little church. It is a beautiful copy of a church in Norway that was built in 1150. Everything is hand crafted and the work of the craftsmen is remarkable. It will take you only about 30 minutes to see the church, gift shop and house.

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Centennial, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

this is a very wonderful quite meditative place. the little chapel is an exact replica of a stivekirk in norway. the grounds are beautiful with pine trees and hills. a little cabin and gift shop complete the setting. don't be put off by the fact that it's in a residental ne

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a gem in Rapid City South Dakota. Great pastoral setting high up in the hills at the end of a residential neighborhood. Amazing that the accompanying "tourist building" was actually built in Norway, dis-assymbled, shipped to the USA and then put back together. Even had a flock of 8 wild turkeys stroll by close to sundown

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The two men that were there explained the history in a very friendly fashion. Go see this place! Do the short prayer walk and listen to the silence!

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Watertown, South Dakota, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a beautiful unique chapel built exactly as it would have been in Norway. In addition to the chapel there is a prayer trail, a small museum and lovely little gift shop with a good variety of Scandinavian gifts. Staffed by very friendly volunteers that add to the visit. Vespers every night at 7:30.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

No cost to see, donations requested. Excellent Lutheran Church that was designed by Norwegians. It's worth the time. They also hold services every evening at 7:30 pm. Beautiful wood work.

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Leesburg, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Cool architecture. It is amazing to think that this is all wood! It is a LOT bigger than you think, and GORGEOUS inside. A very unique piece of construction. Worth the trip if you are into this sort of thing. We spent about 45 minutes looking around.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Short drive out of town. You go through a neighborhood to get here. Such a beautiful and unique place. I was surprised how small it was inside. So ornate on the outside. Simply beautiful.

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Uvalde
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My sister got married in this little chapel in the hills, on a lovely summer day. The park around it is so green and lush. What a beautiful setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice and well kept facility. My daughter,6 loved the little museum and didn't want to go. The lady's working there were really friendly and helpful. It was a nice respite during the trip.

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