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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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Norwegians come forth

This is a magical place and it has a wonderful setting. Most of the prom pictures are done here. Weddings, if small, are very intimate here. And my Norwegian friends wouldn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a magical place and it has a wonderful setting. Most of the prom pictures are done here. Weddings, if small, are very intimate here. And my Norwegian friends wouldn't NOT go there and speak abit of Norwegian slangs.

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Smyrna, GA
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can prob. get a sense of whether you would enjoy a stop here from the pics already attached to the listing by other reviewers. Nice to see a stave church (without traveling to Norway) - and worth a detour if on the SW side of Rapid City. Very pleasant setting in park. But didn't strike us as a "must... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful sight to see if your in the area. The artwork around the door is amazing. They still have a nightly service.

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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Chapel for their evening worship service. It was very nice,complete with musical accompaniment. Probably lasted 25 minutes.

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Covington, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Serene, beautifully maintained Norwegian Church, replica from the old country. Small museum, free, donations appreciated. Church is still operating, so you may see a service. Baptism, wedding...

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Grand Forks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful replica of the Borgund church in Laerdal, Norway. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. They are open From 8AM to 8PM. There is an evening worship service at 7:30PM. The gift shop sells mostly Norwegian items/souvenirs. The architectural details are very interesting!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small chapel outside of Rapid City. Very calm and a peaceful place to go. They do host weddings there so it might not be open.

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ChapelintheHills, General Manager at Chapel in the Hills, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Chapel! We do want to clarify that the Chapel is open to visitors every day, from May 1 through Sept. 30 (and on special occasions during the off-season). We do host several weddings throughout the season. However, visitors are still welcome during these times. The only thing we ask is that they respect the privacy... More 

bluegrass state
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in on a weekday afternoon. It is in a subdivision. The church is beautiful. They do have services @ certain times. They have traditional benches inside. Peaceful setting. Be sure to notice the leprosy door to the right of the church. Neat feature used back in the day. You can walk around the entire church it is covered. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful place! Very serene in the middle of Rapid City. The architecture is very intricate and interesting to take in. My best friend and I are Lutheran as is this ol' Chapel in the Hills. It made sense to visit.

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Wall, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another pleasant surprise in Rapid City. On the ridge of the Black Hills, this reverent work of art is truly a must see. A chapel that holds services every evening adds to the holiness.

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