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Address: 3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
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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Pretty place

Peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. You won't spend much time here. It's worth a look to pause and reflect and then go on your way. It's free too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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United States
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. You won't spend much time here. It's worth a look to pause and reflect and then go on your way. It's free too.

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Omaha
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided to go here at the last minute the night before we were to leave Rapid City. This is a great place to stop -- the grounds are beautiful and the people who were there to answer questions were delightful! Since my mother is full-blooded Norwegian, it was even more interesting for me :) It is free, however, donations are... More 

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Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great little find, very cute and a neat place to take a bit of a walk around. There was a wedding going on when we stopped so we did not venture into the chapel or the walking areas around but looked at all the other areas. The area is well maintained and the gardens are pretty.

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Macon, GA, USA
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I screamed when I found out this gem was in Rapid City! I'm a huge Epcot Norway fan, and they have a Stave Church just like this one there. Who would have ever imagined to find one in South Dakota? I visited on a Friday night when they had a special 7:30 vespers service. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the architecture inside,... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love this little spot - we had a picnic lunch after walking around the grounds - the detail of the woodwork was AMAZING

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Hornbrook
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The carving of the outside is beautiful as well as the inside. The carvings on the inside of the chapel have meanings for the way they designed the inside. When you enter the chapel it has a recording telling you what the carvings mean. They have a meditative walk around in the woods. If I lived nearby I would visit... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful handmade wooden church; an exact replica of one in Norway. It is in a beautiful setting in the Black Hills and the people there are very friendly and nice. We went to an outdoor service which had music and was spiritually uplifting.

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Scarborough, Maine
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are usually interested in visiting chapels or not, seeing the Chapel in the Hills when visiting Rapid City should be considered a must. The setting is perfect, the architecture spectacular, the staff informative and friendly, the atmosphere moving. My husband was not very interested in seeing this chapel, but once there he was fascinated by the architecture and... More 

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Thank Elizabeth W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise to find such a lovely place at the end of the road in this residential area! Beautiful wooden Church surrounded by nice landscaping and included a Prayer Path that truly made you reflect. We stayed about a mile away and enjoyed the sound of the Church bell several times daily which was wonderful. There is a gift... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not expecting to find this Cathedral in Rapid City. But it was quite a delightful visit. The architecture is superb, and the whole experience is very spiritual. It is very low-key, including the wild turkeys running free on the lawn.

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