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Chapel In the Hills, Rapid City
(4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Instead of traveling to Scandinavia to admire the wonders of wooden architecture, visit Chapel In the Hills and take a trip back in time. The Lutheran church is an exact replica of the medieval Borgund stave church in Norway, and its architecture and surrounding nature perfectly conjure a tranquil Norwegian atmosphere. Next to the church is a small museum housed in an authentic 19th-century log cabin erected by a Norwegian prospector who settled here. Admire the artifacts and use the opportunity to learn how traditional Scandinavian runestones are carved. Admission is free. Put Chapel In the Hills into our Rapid City vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rapid City.
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  • I don't know how I missed this on my previous trip to rapid city. It is tucked away in the hills. Peaceful. 
  • 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...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
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  • If you visit the Black Hills, this is a must see. This is an authentic building. The only other place in the world you'll probably be able to see another building like this is in Scandinavia. The Black Hills of SD were settled by many Scandinavians and they graced this area with this incredible structure.
  • This place does not belong such a high rating... The justifiable rating should be around 2.5.. I am just helping people by adjusting the rating...
  • Historic Norwegian architecture, soulful ambiance, lovely setting.
  • Gorgeous and amazing, very peaceful
  • Omg this place is awesome very peaceful :)