Chapel in the Hills


In the late 1800s, many Norwegians settled in the Dakotas and Minnesota to grow wheat and raise cattle in the fertile plains, and, today, nearly 14% of South Dakota’s residents claim Norwegian ancestry. This 1960s Evangelical Lutheran chapel—a replica of the famous 1150 AD, triple-nave Borgund Stavkirke in Laerdal, Norway—honors their forebears. It’s hard to believe such a marvel of wood architecture, artisanship, and artistry could be constructed in contemporary times, let alone in the 12th century.


3788 Chapel Ln.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702


44.04930500, -103.29694900

Open Hours

May 1--Sept. 30, daily 8 am--sunset.
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(605) 342-8281

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