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Address: 200 Checkerboard Dr, Gray Summit, MO 63039
Phone Number: +1 314-982-3232
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09:30 - 15:30
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Wed - Sun 09:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visitor Center closed until March 18, 2017. Please see our Event Calendar...

Visitor Center closed until March 18, 2017. Please see our Event Calendar for open attractions.

Consider Purina Farms your personal pet place! Located on more than 300 acres of rolling hills right outside of St. Louis, Purina Farms, home to the Visitor Center and the Purina Event Center, offers guests of all ages an opportunity to get up close and personal with barnyard animals and performing pets at the Visitor Center as well as distinguished purebred dogs and pedigreed cats at the Purina Event Center. Families will find lots of FREE activities at the Visitor Center including a hayloft play area, cow-milking demonstrations, tractor-drawn wagon rides and exciting canine performances of flying disc, agility and diving dog that feature rescued dogs from around the country. Educational exhibits and hands-on activities teach kids about responsible pet care, the history of Purina and the process for making pet food. Visitors can also browse unique items in the Purina Farms gift shop and enjoy a snack at the concession stand. At select times throughout the year, Purina Farms hosts holiday-themed special events including the annual Springtime Village in March or April where we welcome all of our baby animals to the world and then Haunted Hayloft in October. Purina Farms is also the place to go for memorable birthday parties that include kids’ meals, customized cupcakes and special recognition for the birthday boy or girl during the daily canine performances. Admission and parking are FREE unless when noted. The Visitor Center is open seasonally mid-March through mid-November, but closed all major Holidays.

At the Purina Event Center, a state-of-the-art indoor facility designed to host a variety of canine and feline competitions from conformation shows to performance trials such as obedience, agility and flyball, spectators can witness some of the most prestigious dog and cat events in the country year-round.

Every day at Purina Farms is a celebration of the bond between people and pets. Discover it all with your family at Purina Farms!

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great for kids

Awesome staff and great place to take your kids. Loved the horses, and taking pictures of the property.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
randallmessina
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Wildwood, Missouri
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Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Awesome staff and great place to take your kids. Loved the horses, and taking pictures of the property.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

What another wonderful Incredible Dog Challenge. If you're at all interested in seeing dogs compete in their own sporting events, you don't want to miss this next year. There are competitions held throughout the year in different areas of the US. All the champions gather together at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Mo around this time every year. You can... More 

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Eureka, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Purina Farms is a beautiful place. I thoroughly enjoyed the dog shows. The layout is easily navigated. There is a restraint right there in the building with good food

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Thank Lovebugs3
Kirkwood, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My major beef with this otherwise great place is that they totally blast the pre-show and post-show music for the dog agility shows. I have been here many times and for each show the music is almost rock stadium loud and it virtually prevents most conversations and really detracts from the experience. Everyone in my family agrees and we can't... More 

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Kaite F, Manager at Purina Farms - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that the music kept you and your family from fully enjoying your visit to Purina Farms. We will certainly address your concern. We hope you will come back in the future to give us another chance to host you. Thanks again for your helpful comments. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at purina farms on our way home from St louis! It's a very pretty place to visit! It was raining the day we went which hampered some of our visit but still stuff to do! My 2 year old loved the area where you can play with tractors in corn and seeing all the farm animals! You can... More 

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Pacific, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the best attractions in the area. Employees are very helpful, adults and kids are amused and seeing the animals up close is great. Place is very clean and the dog show is the best.

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Thank David W
Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just attended the Barn Hunt National there and the staff was excellent at helping address and solve a few problems that came up (person parked where they shouldn't have parked and refusing to leave, quickly replacing their pop-up tents that were destroyed by a storm) and they were very helpful with getting the supplies we needed on site and providing... More 

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Thank Dog_Trainer24-7
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We took our pupper here for a pet event and I was very impressed by the organization and cleanliness of the grounds. Purina Farms did a great job of putting on a family and pet friendly event we had a great time!

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Thank JamieLouReview
Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This place is so perfect for dog show. We went to the Irish wolfhound Natl speciality. We camped by the ring with water and electricity. All we had to do is walk down some step to get to the ring. Grass everywhere with nice trees and plenty of shade.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The dog show was entertaining, but I wish it would have been longer and involved more dogs. The place would be a lot of fun for children, especially city kids.

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