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“Worth the visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chapel in the Hills

Chapel in the Hills
3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
605 342 8281
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Ranked #6 of 65 things to do in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you like churches, this is one to see if you have time. The volunteers were very nice, and they have a small museum and gift shop.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Arlington, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A little piece of "heaven"!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

With all the hustle and bustle of a vacation - with lots of driving, it's nice to get out the "norm" and experience God's blessings and renew your spirit! It is amazing to see the craftsmanship of the chapel and the meaning/purpose of particular pieces within the structure. The prayer walk was great and so peaceful! We also enjoyed the little cabin with antiques and the gift shop!

Visited September 2012
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Long ride for short visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

A nice side-trip, if you are in the Rapid City area, but nothing out-standing. The chapel is unique but it takes only about 10 minutes to see it. There is nothing of real value in taking the time to travel to see it.

Visited August 2012
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Church is located in a beautiful setting but out of the beaten path. Be sure and take the serenity walk.

Visited May 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Chapel in the Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It was beautiful! Unbelievable how it was made. All from wood from Norway and made piece by piece. The roof is made out of 1600 individual pieces of wood.

Visited August 2012
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