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Address: 3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: +1 605-342-8281
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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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Hidden Gem!

This is such a cute little place!!! Visiting is free and the little gift shop is amazingly quirky! Worth a peek - especially for architecture of woodworking nerds!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
heatherkauffman84
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Gillette, Wyoming
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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is such a cute little place!!! Visiting is free and the little gift shop is amazingly quirky! Worth a peek - especially for architecture of woodworking nerds!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Chapel in the Hills. It's so beautiful and amazing to see this full replica of a church that is over 850 yrs old. The grounds are well maintained. I wish the prayer path was paved and slightly wider but worth visiting the statues for a quiet moment of reflection and prayer. Don't miss it!!

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Windsor, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chapel in the Hills is highlighted by a near exact replica of a 12th-century Norwegian church. There is a small museum with Norwegian household items and gift shop with unique items. The grounds are peaceful and well cared for. The church is something to see! They have church services at certain times of the year and they are well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful church in a spectacular location. Don't forget to do the prayer walk. It is a very peaceful place for prayer and meditation.

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Renton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a replica of a church in Scandinavia. Astounding stave architecture! I appreciated the explanitory tape recording of the unusual features in this unusual building. The surrounding grounds are beautiful and the small historical cabin is fun to visit as well!

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chapel in the Hills, Stavekirke, is a full size replication of a stavekirke in Borgland, Norway. Loved the walk through the grounds! So beautiful and relaxing, you can spend as much time as you like in the chapel area and a informational tape is playing on a loop that shares the background of the chapel, how it came to... More 

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took this little drive to see this replica of a chapel from Norway. The hosts were very nice and it is a lovely location - does not take much time. There is a little gift shop you can walk in and out of in a few minutes.

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Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Chapel in the Hills is a very unique wooden chapel modeled after the original stave church (in Norwegian, "stavkirke"). It is quaint and quite easy to find. Definitely different from the ornate churches that we are used to seeing.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a stave (post) church copied from an original in Norway. Since I am of Scandinavian stock , I found this bit of history very interesting. There is also a cabin built by Scandinavian prospector that includes lots of articles brought by other Scandinavian immigrates from the late 1800s.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting example of Nordic architecture, surrounded by a lush park. There was a wedding while I was there, it was a perfect setting-relaxed and peaceful. Looking for excitement, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for an interesting building in a peaceful setting, this is it.

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