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“Awesome!!”

Chapel in the Hills
Ranked #5 of 75 things to do in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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 a bit up a hill in a residential area. Not exactly where I thought it would be, but none the less, the setting is beautiful. This is a little quiet piece of solitude surrounded by trees on the side of a hill. There is a bit of a walk uphill to the chapel from the parking lot, but should be accessible for most people.

The chapel is stunning; simply stunning. Regardless of your faith, if you appreciate architecture this is not to be missed. No matter what angle you view this building it is simply beautiful and perfectly placed among the hills and trees. Behind it is a short walkway that has some statues and benches for visitors to rest.

Do not miss this beauty. You'll be very happy you made the stop.

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.

1  Thank PBenja
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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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