Directions & Checking-In

Conception Abbey is located in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, 20 miles east of Maryville, MO.

From Kansas City: (90 miles), take I-29 North to U.S. 71 North towards Maryville to Highway U. Turn East (right) on Highway U, continuing to Highway N. Turn South (right) on Highway N, continuing to Highway V V. Turn East (left) on Highway V V. Continue on Highway V V to the Abbey entrance, on your right.

From Omaha: (120 miles), take I-29 South to U.S. 136 East through Maryville. Go past Conception Junction to Highway VV at Conception. Turn South (right) on Highway VV to the Abbey entrance. Alternate route: take I-29 S. to Hamburg, then 333 East from Hamburg to 59, the J-64 to Braddyville. Go South on 71 to Maryville and continue as above.

From Des Moines: (125 miles), take I-35 South to U.S. 136 West (right) at Bethany. Continue on U.S. 136 to Highway VV at Conception. Turn South (left) to the Abbey entrance.


When you arrive, please check-in at the St. Raphael Welcome Center right off the circle drive upon entering the Abbey property. At the porter’s desk, you will receive further instructions, a campus map, and a monastic prayer schedule.