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Christmas at the Chapel

Wonderful time with family at the Chapel. The Chapel is decorated with beautiful Christmas lights... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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A must for Holiday season-especially with snowfall

Stave Kirke is lit up during advent at dusk. Absolutely breath taking with our recent 6 inches of... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
Cindi W
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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The Chapel is now closed for the season. It will reopen on May 1, 2019! Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful time with family at the Chapel. The Chapel is decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. Spectacular!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RxMercedes
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Stave Kirke is lit up during advent at dusk. Absolutely breath taking with our recent 6 inches of snowfall. Service will be 5pm 12/9/2018. 50th anniversary celebration will be Summer 2019. Free attraction.(German is the #1 heritage of folks living here, Scandanavian is #2)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cindi W
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were lucky enough to arrive on a Sunday morning while an outside service was taking place. It was late August and the flower beds were in full bloom with a beautiful array of flowers and plants. The building is unique and beautiful as well....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This was a most unexpected site to see. What a pleasure and interesting place. They have a prayer walk in the woods with different stations to stop, think, reflect, and prayer. Very quiet place. The building is a marvel and the museum/display of Scandinavian things...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

interesting exact replica of stave church in Norway We arrived just before a wedding Tiny gift shop with Scandanavian items items

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Closed for the season when I got there Oct 9. Not reopening until May 1 according to the sign on the gate. The drive there and the chapel and grounds viewed thru the locked gate were besutiful. I hope to return some time when it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We were on a tour that made a stop here and we're happy that we did. I've seen pictures of these in Europe and this was an exact replica of one of them.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is a lovely little chapel in the hills with a lovely view. The chapel has intricate wood work details. It was a very quiet place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

My wife's parents had been to the Chapel in the Hills some thirty years ago and she remembered how they enjoyed it. We were able to find it and were meet by a gracious gentleman who explained the history and such to us. Beautiful architecture...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

It is beautiful, quiet, serene! Walk the grounds, sit and meditate, go in the chapel and enjoy the audio. Pleasant and sociable employees willing to answer questions but ask them to to see what you need. Great little museum too!

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 16, 2018|
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Response from ChapelintheHills | Property representative |
When our gate is closed, the grounds are closed. Please do not climb over the walls or gate to enter the property. If the gate is open, you are welcome to explore the grounds, etc. Our regular season (when the buildings and... More
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.
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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