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Chapel in the Hills

3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
+1 605-342-8281
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An Olde World Classic

We have visited Stave Kirk Chapel several times over the years and it never ceases to amaze me the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Bill F
Beautifully crafted church

If you like the the architecture of Norway you must see this church. It is an exact replica of... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Jeff P
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prayer walk” (45 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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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We have visited Stave Kirk Chapel several times over the years and it never ceases to amaze me the construction techniques used here. Great for the "builder" in your family.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you like the the architecture of Norway you must see this church. It is an exact replica of Borgund Stavkirke of Laerdal, Norway. They do have mass there on certain days and have a prayer trail that goes behind the church which is easily...More

Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Exact copy of ancient Norwegian Church. Not a single nail used and will probably last a thousand years the way it is built. The surroundings are beautiful as well. A very nice gift shop as well. The staff are all Volunteer who love working there...More

Thank Joel W
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is a great place to visit. We stop anytime we visit Rapid City. Our youngest daughter got married here. Yes they have weddings all the time. It's a great little chapel! Watch your head. I almost knocked myself out on the wedding day by...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We thought this would be worth a visit even though we knew it was closed fur the season and we wouldn't be able to get inside. But a nice winter walk in a beautiful setting with interesting architecture to view sounded like a great way...More

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ChapelintheHills, General Manager at Chapel in the Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We are sorry you tried to visit when we were closed. However, during the winter months, snow and ice make conditions extremely treacherous on the steep slopes around the chapel. When the weather is dry, we do keep the gate open at times. It is...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had never stopped at this beautiful chapel. It is so pretty and there is so much history. It is a nice quiet place...a must see!

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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

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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.

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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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Keri M
14 January 2015|
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Response from jannfri | Reviewed this property |
My contact was Craig Lewis and I used an email address. Unfortunately, I cannot post this here. If you like, email me using jannfri@yahoo and identify yourself as needing the email address for Chapel-in-the-hills. I emailed... More
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