Chapel in the Hills

Description

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.

Address

3788 Chapel Ln.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Lat/Long

44.04930500, -103.29694900

Open Hours

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

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