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We were lucky enough to arrive on a Sunday morning while an outside service was taking place. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
islandcoasteditor
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This was a most unexpected site to see. What a pleasure and interesting place. They have a prayer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
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3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank LeoR024
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 8 October 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.

Thank wrpupkis
Reviewed 8 October 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.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 6 October 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

Thank SaltLakeCityTreeFrog
Reviewed 5 October 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!

Thank karengN9891HI
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You must see this replica of a european church! Take lots of pics and learn about the origin! Enjoy!

Thank suzyoreo
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We visited chapel in the hill one of our first days in south dakota and the greeter was very knowledgeable and she told us about this GREAT authentic German food restaurant in hill city! It gives you some Norwegian history and how the chapel was...More

Thank Amanda S
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397sandran
17 October 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
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Karen D
30 May 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
6 May 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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