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“A great place to stop”

Chapel in the Hills
Ranked #5 of 74 things to do in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Chapel is now closed for the season. We hope to see you May 1st when we open for 2017! Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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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"prayer walk"
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"stave church"
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"exact replica"
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"norwegian church"
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"gift shop"
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"log cabin"
in 14 reviews
"peaceful setting"
in 11 reviews
"small museum"
in 25 reviews
"residential neighborhood"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 6 reviews
"donations are accepted"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
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"black hills"
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"worth a stop"
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"south dakota"
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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 is very serene.

Entrance is free, donations accepted. In addition to the church there's a tranquility path, small museum and visitors center.

The church is very well made and of course interesting architecture representing typical Norwegian stave church. When we visited, the side of the church appeared to be set up for an outdoor wedding - what a perfect setting that must have been!

Well worth the short detour from the main road. Plan about 30-45 minutes.

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 see a sodded roof which is typical in old Norwegian and Scandinavian houses, except there's no goats in the roof.

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 sale. The museum is in a late 1800's log cabin. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful.

Thank James C
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