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Chapel in the Hills

3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
+1 605-342-8281
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This was a lovely find on what started out as a dreary day. Very beautiful chapel and grounds with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sherry M
La Porte, Texas
via mobile
A truly lovely place to visit.

We saw a brochure and decided to go. It is incredibly beautiful- the buildings, grounds, folks who... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda F
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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” (24 reviews)
“exact replica” (22 reviews)
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3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4942
+1 605-342-8281
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a lovely find on what started out as a dreary day. Very beautiful chapel and grounds with a museum and gift shop. Uniquely Scandinavian architecture! The wildlife was an added bonus!

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw a brochure and decided to go. It is incredibly beautiful- the buildings, grounds, folks who worked the gift shop, information. It is free but they accept donations for upkeep. If you miss this you will kick yourself!

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had just returned from a Norway trip in the spring and were thrilled to see this stave church in Rapid City! Beautifully done to perfection. The volunteer staff were full of information and were great to talk to about the area activities and history....More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fun kitschy place in the hills that I didn't know was even there for a lot of years. Glad I finally ran across it. Great place to take some pictures and a few little trails to go on. Lovely place

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely wood carved chapel plus short meditation walk. Beautiful, peaceful, outstanding details on the chapel. Free but donations requested. Well worth the side trip.

1  Thank tinalv2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a serene spot on the hill. The chapel itself has a short audio presentation (3-4 minutes) that runs every few minutes, which you can listen to while sitting in the chapel. This is worth the brief time because it points out the symbolism...More

Thank BeccaLane117
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Rapid City, stop and look at the Chapel in the Hills. It is surrounded by woods and the grounds are well taken care of. The church itself is incredibly beautiful!

Thank erh1121
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, we had high expectations from this place as it was very highly rated in TA. But when we got here, it was somewhat disappointing. Now, i am not trying to be rude, as this is a place of worship (no matter what religion you...More

Thank Kartik G
ChapelintheHills, Manager at Chapel in the Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We would like to explain that we are a registered non-profit and are totally dependent on visitors' donations and gifts to remain open. We receive no funding from our state or national Lutheran Church Body. Yes, it seems a bit awkward asking for donations and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lady at the gift shop explained the history to us. It is a very beautiful building. The little museum is also very nice.

Thank Greycupchampfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most folks who come to South Dakota's Black Hills make a beeline for Mount Rushmore and then, having made that obligatory trip, head off to any of the hundreds of other "touristy" spots that litter the foothills outside Rapid City. If it were not for...More

Thank BigP
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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.
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