Rapid City, South Dakota: 12th Century Replica Church

The Stavkirke Church is an exact replica of a 12th century Norwegian church, all intricately wooden and Nordic-looking.
3780 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD
On the western edge of Rapid City, off Jackson Blvd/Hwy 44. Turn on Chapel Lane at the west side of Canyon Lake Park. Follow Chapel Lane and the brown "City Circle Tour" signs to the church.
Summer daily 7 am - dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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12th Century Replica Church

Beautiful. Serene. Especially interesting if you are of Norwegian descent, which my husband is; his Mom is with us! Very pleasant and knowledgeable volunteer workers! [sherri, 07/23/2014]

Stavkirke church.

12th Century Replica Church

The Stavkirke Church is an exact replica of a 12th century Norwegian church. Beautiful enough, even without the historical connection.

[eric schansberg, 07/26/2012]

Built in 1969 to house a Christian radio station, the church's official name is Chapel in the Hills. Its gift shop/visitor center/museum has a sod roof of living grass.

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In the region:
Black Hills Institute - Dinosaurs, Hill City, SD - 16 mi.

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