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Chapel in the Hills

3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
+1 605-342-8281
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Unique church visit

This is a beautiful church in a lovely setting that has a great deal of history of why and how it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
peanutsNewYork
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Wonderful

A must see, so much history and beauty in one place, the staff was just amazing, very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Debbie C
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Wolcott, New York, United States
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The Chapel is open for the season beginning May 1, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to Dusk! Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prayer walk” (45 reviews)
“stave church” (26 reviews)
“exact replica” (25 reviews)
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3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
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+1 605-342-8281
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"norwegian church"
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"gift shop"
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"log cabin"
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"peaceful setting"
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"small museum"
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"residential neighborhood"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"donations are accepted"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
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"black hills"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful church in a lovely setting that has a great deal of history of why and how it was built. It is still used and I would suggest you have a docent guide to tell you all about it.

Thank peanutsNewYork
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A must see, so much history and beauty in one place, the staff was just amazing, very friendly and knowledgeable. Take your time, hear the history and walk the path..reflect and enjoy.

Thank Debbie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an amazing building,only the people from norway know how to do it. so beauiful outside and inside. what surprise me, its all free. its so quiet and with the smell of the trees,etc.,you can enjoy the day. i hated to leave,but will return...More

Thank OMAR M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First we went to visit and loved the Chapel, so beautifully built. Make sure you press the green button to learn more. We were told that there would be a Memorial service later so we returned. A thoughtful way to spend part of Memorial Day

Thank MicheleColette
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chapel, a shop, museum and bell tower. The grounds were well maintained and there were a lot of informational signs .Very interesting and unique.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We have visited Stave Kirk Chapel several times over the years and it never ceases to amaze me the construction techniques used here. Great for the "builder" in your family.

Thank Bill F
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you like the the architecture of Norway you must see this church. It is an exact replica of Borgund Stavkirke of Laerdal, Norway. They do have mass there on certain days and have a prayer trail that goes behind the church which is easily...More

Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Exact copy of ancient Norwegian Church. Not a single nail used and will probably last a thousand years the way it is built. The surroundings are beautiful as well. A very nice gift shop as well. The staff are all Volunteer who love working there...More

Thank Joel W
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

This is a great place to visit. We stop anytime we visit Rapid City. Our youngest daughter got married here. Yes they have weddings all the time. It's a great little chapel! Watch your head. I almost knocked myself out on the wedding day by...More

Thank UsedCarKing
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

We thought this would be worth a visit even though we knew it was closed fur the season and we wouldn't be able to get inside. But a nice winter walk in a beautiful setting with interesting architecture to view sounded like a great way...More

Thank TVMom
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ChapelintheHills, General Manager at Chapel in the Hills, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

We are sorry you tried to visit when we were closed. However, during the winter months, snow and ice make conditions extremely treacherous on the steep slopes around the chapel. When the weather is dry, we do keep the gate open at times. It is...More

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Karen D
May 30, 2018|
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Response from ChapelintheHills | Property representative |
There is no admission fee to visit the Chapel. As a non-profit, we do rely on support from our visitors. If you feel so inclined, you may make a donation in the donation box and/or visit our gift shop. Thank you.
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CindyLeigh1958
May 5, 2018|
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Response from ChapelintheHills | Property representative |
Hello! Sorry for the delay in replying. We just saw your message. Yes, the Chapel is RV accessible.
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okpets6
May 29, 2017|
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Response from ChapelintheHills | Property representative |
There are ramped sidewalks leading to and into the chapel, gift shop, and museum. The slopes are rather steep in some places, due to the nature of the terrain. To access the restrooms, there is one step up.
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