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Chapel in the Hills

3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
+1 605-342-8281
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A Jewel in the Pines

I enjoy stopping by the Chapel in the Hills. It always seems peaceful and quiet. The chapel... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Fred N
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Spearfish, South Dakota
Awesome!!

Saw some photos of this place and said if we were ever in the area we'd stop. Well, we decided to... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
HootieToo
,
Mentor, Ohio
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The Chapel is open for the season beginning May 1, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to Dusk! Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prayer walk” (47 reviews)
“stave church” (26 reviews)
“exact replica” (25 reviews)
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3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
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+1 605-342-8281
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"gift shop"
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"log cabin"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"donations are accepted"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I enjoy stopping by the Chapel in the Hills. It always seems peaceful and quiet. The chapel itself makes the visit worth the short drive off the Interstate. If you are planning to get married when the weather is warm, you need to check this...More

Thank Fred N
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Saw some photos of this place and said if we were ever in the area we'd stop. Well, we decided to go to South Dakota and couldn't pass up the chance to see it in person. It was truly awesome! It's off the beaten path...More

Thank HootieToo
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

A wonderful place to visit and enjoy the beautiful grounds and church. Please take the tour it is well worth it.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was told by my client to check this out. My husband come along for the ride but once we arrived he was very impressed with the workmanship on the building. We might have to come back earlier in the year.

Thank insideandoutpetcare
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Well worth a visit although it is open seasonal, so check if it is open before you go. Beautiful architecture, big gift shop full of Norwegian gifts and goodies, pleasant and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Janet S
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

A peaceful chapel to visit no matter what religion you are. It's a reproduction of a church in Norway. The woodwork was absolutely amazing and the entire area was quite peaceful to visit.

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

My wife and I were visiting the area, and had been told about this church, and are glad we visited. The hand crafted roof tiles are a beautiful design element of this church.

Thank Daniel R
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on out way out of Rapid City towards Deadwood and Spearfish Canyon. You drive through a residential area for about 5 minutes to reach the church, which is tucked away in a wooden enclave with a handful of houses - the setting...More

Thank luv2ride
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

First of all this historic attraction is free. Plenty of free parking spaces. Beautiful chapel an exact replica of the chapel found in Norway commissioned by Norwegian government. Serene and quiet place, good for meditation. There's also a gift shop and museum. You can also...More

Thank vacati0nf0rlife
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is an exact replica of a Church built in Norway over 800 years ago. It is amazing to think the original was done before modern machinery. The gift shop is in a Norwegian style of a storehouse. Inside are numerous Scandinavian gift items for...More

Thank James C
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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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okpets6
29 May 2017|
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Response from ChapelintheHills | Property representative |
There are ramped sidewalks leading to and into the chapel, gift shop, and museum. The slopes are rather steep in some places, due to the nature of the terrain. To access the restrooms, there is one step up.
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