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Chapel in the Hills

Address: 3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: 605 342 8281
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.

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Jorpeland, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As a Norwegian passing through South Dakota, I had to stop to check out a replica of a Norwegian stave church. It was quite fun to see the "Stabbur" and especially all the Norwegian-imported products. It's all run bu volunteers, so don't forget to donate a few bucks on your way out.

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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This church/chapel is worth the drive. The grounds were very well keep. The chapel is very peaceful.

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Centennial, Colorado
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329 reviews 329 reviews
232 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The small chapel is a perfect replica of the one that I saw when I was in Norway. Actually it was brought here from Norway. This chapel is set in a very nice Tranquill and peaceful setting. After going to the chapel there is a nice well maintained trail that you can walk and it has statues lined up along... More 

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Upton, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have continually taken people to view this quaint chapel. The lights in the winter are well worth the trip and the gift shop is precious.

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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Norwegian reproduction of a chapel. It is not uninteresting except that we do not stop to Rapid City to visit only it. The small museum of artefacts receives of objects of time.

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Farmingdale, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The design, care and upkeep of this chapel is great. The place seems sacred and preserved well. It is a great place to reflect and enjoy some peace. It is a quaint pretty place.

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Rockies
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were allowed to visit right after a wedding. Very nice replica of a Norwegian Stavkirk. Please ask if you are going to visit on a Saturday/wedding days.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A perfect spot to spend a relaxing afternoon or to go get truly special photos for prom, wedding ect.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Truly a wonderful experience. Almost every piece of material built in the chapel was brought from Norway. Architecture was unbelievable and the location is just perfect. There is serenity around the area that one can't help but meditate. Although we came and visited around 4 years ago, i just think the best time you'd want to visit will be around... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Check it out! It should only take an hour or less of your time. Along with the church, there is also a cabin or little museum with past artifacts that you can check out too. Bathrooms are near the cabin. I thought it was cool to able to see this type of chapel in South Dakota of all places! It's... More 

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