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Conception Abbey

Conception, MO
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Conception
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Benedictine abbey and basilica with stunning murals.
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Saint Joseph
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We traveled to Conception Abbey during a day trip through rural northwest Missouri. We arrived to a still, quiet, and empty guest center and closed gift shop. We did find a display of colorful brochures that explained a self tour of the Basilica. As we began admiring the majestic Beuronese Murals and Baptismal in the Basilica, the monks began to... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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259 reviews 259 reviews
13 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely Abbey and Basilica. We were here to visit seminarians from the Omaha Archdiocese, but you needn't be interested in that to find peace and tranquility here. The daily services are lovely, the new retreat center is very nice, and the setting is wonderful. Don't miss a side trip to see the convent at Clyde, two Miles... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Go for the day or stay overnight. The property is beautiful with a walk trail. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner...all good. This is a great place for a personal retreat or retreat with a group. There is a great bookstore/gift shop at the entry. You can join the monks for prayers or just spent time in solitude. There are... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A hour and half north of Kansas city, in NW Missouri finds you driving beautiful, tranquil, country roads leading to Conception Abbey located on beautiful parcel of land that stretches as far as ones eyes can see. I attended a 2 nights and 3 days spiritual retreat, that was truly a gift of spirituality and love which left me stronger... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

that is the only word that describes this place. it is literally in the middle of no where NW mizzou...everytime i go i get super excited when i turn the corner and see the abbey in the distance. i know the peace, relaxation, & time with God is only a few short minutes away.

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Columbia, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

To what lengths would you go to disconnect? How far do you have to go -- Peru, Tahiti? Some remote national forest? Maybe not. Northern Missouri hosts one of the most tranquil places on earth, Conception Abbey and yes, you can stay there (not free -- check with the abbey for rates. There is also, as of 2012, a brand... More

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Savannah, Missouri, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The drive here is worth it, if you want to see an amazing old abby that still has gregorian chants, and architecture looks right out of the 16th century. The interior of the abby is something to behold. And the nun is the glass casket really takes you back to that time. She holds such a place of honor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2006

Excellent accomodations, food, and spiritual retreat atmosphere. Ask for Brother Cyprian and get a free room upgrade.

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