Located on the western outskirts of Rapid City, South Dakota, the Chapel in the Hills is a full-scale replica of the 12th-century Borgund Stave Church in Norway.
This unique chapel was built in 1969 by a local benefactor of Norwegian descent and is used by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Worship services are held here every evening in the summer.
Also on the site is a museum consisting of an original log cabin owned by Norwegian immigrants (moved here from another site) with period furniture. There is also a small gift shop with friendly staff that offers books on Norway and other subjects.
Quick Facts on Chapel in the Hills
|Names:||Chapel in the Hills|
|Categories:||churches; stave churches|
|Styles:||Romanesque Revival; Vikings|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Coordinates:||44.048442° N, 103.298784° W|
|Address:||3788 Chapel Lane|
Rapid City, South Dakota
Visitor Center/Gift Shop: 605-343-9426
|Lodging:||View hotels near Chapel in the Hills|
- Personal visit (May 23, 2009).
- Chapel in the Hills - official website
- Photos of Chapel in the Hills - here on Sacred Destinations
Map of Chapel in the Hills, Rapid City
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