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Address: Conception, MO
Phone Number: 660-944-3100
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Benedictine abbey and basilica with stunning murals.

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Getting away from it all, literally & figuratively

The Abbey complex is the only thing happening in town, but if you go, be sure to visit the nearby Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde 5 miles away. The Basilica... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Storm Lake, Iowa
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Storm Lake, Iowa
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Abbey complex is the only thing happening in town, but if you go, be sure to visit the nearby Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde 5 miles away. The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is majestic. Pick up the Self-Guided Tour brochure on the way in. Bathrooms are not shown on the map, but they are just beyond... More 

1 Thank IowaAvidReader
Saint Joseph
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

1 Thank Rebecca W
Omaha, Nebraska
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428 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 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 

1 Thank Jays911
Kansas City, Missouri
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

1 Thank MidwestYankee21
Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews
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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 

1 Thank tom r
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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.

1 Thank johnnysilverado
Columbia, Missouri
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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 

3 Thank neal f
Savannah, Missouri, United States
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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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