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Address: 3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
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+1 605-342-8281
08:00 - 20:00
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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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This place is worth checking out. A great venue for a wedding! Historical and just a cool place to go!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is worth checking out. A great venue for a wedding! Historical and just a cool place to go!

Thank Arnie S
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the back of a neighborhood in the middle of Rapid City is this Norwegian church. The architecture makes it worth a look, but there's not much to do to constitute a long stay. I would suggest people interested in religion, architecture, or roadside oddities visit this attraction. Everyone else can skip it and not feel bad.

Thank Chris N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were in town for five days and were trying to see some of the other (non-Black Hills) attractions. We came upon the Chapel almost by accident. What a beautiful memorial to one’s parents! You will learn a very interesting history behind this Chapel. In addition, you will experience a wonderfully peaceful dwelling, not to mention its architectural appeal and... More 

Thank X5927VUdavidm
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A really beautiful church. A true example of crafty woodsmanship. I have seen the original in Norway and this is as beautiful as that.

Thank Jan R
Tulsa Ok
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I don't know how I missed this on my previous trip to rapid city. It is tucked away in the hills. Peaceful.

Thank lovelybluis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Chapel in the Hills is a beautiful replica of the 860 year old Borgund Stave Church in Norway. It is located in a beautiful setting of large pine trees in Rapid City. Plan on spending up to an hour in this beautiful, peaceful setting and seeing this unique Evangelical Lutheran Church. This is place Families with young children and teen... More 

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ChapelintheHills, Manager at CHAPEL IN THE HILLS -TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

As a matter of fact, the Chapel will be open during select weekends in December! The gift shop will be open for your Christmas shopping Dec. 3, 10, and 17, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In addition, the Chapel and grounds will be decorated for the Christmas season for visitors to enjoy. Plus, there will be evening Christmas carol... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place is so awesome and tranquil. The carving in, on and around the chapel is exquisite. When you go inside the chapel a recording comes on and explains things about the chapel and the builders. Take a moment to sit and listen to the recording. There is a great little log cabin as a museum with Ole and Lean... More 

Thank janelle h
Long Island, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My niece had her wedding here. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful setting. This is the best outdoor wedding site I could imagine.

Thank scrooge2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is an amazing structure. A not-to-miss place if you are visiting from out of town. We really enjoyed our visit/tour. It is just too bad that the town allowed houses to be built right up to the property line so you have a view of people's ugly back yards.

Thank Elisa U
Tucson, Arizona
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This Chapel in a treat in every way for meditation and peace w/ learning if one hasn't experienced and doesn't know much about Scandinavian wooden churches. Nice people greet and share info, and a definite must for a bit of peace on a busy vacation.

Thank caroline m

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