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Purina Farms

Features Animals
500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO 63039
+1 314-982-3232
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Great Dog show venue

Lovely state-of-the-art facilities and great staff. The surrounding area is serene and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Edmonds, Washington
Lots of Fun for a Family with Children

Purina Farms is located about a half-hour west of St. Louis on I-44, and it's worth the drive if... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2015
Montclair, VA
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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!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“dog show” (85 reviews)
“farm animals” (23 reviews)
“cow milking” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO 63039
+1 314-982-3232
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Lovely state-of-the-art facilities and great staff. The surrounding area is serene and beautiful. Plenty of parking and shade.

Thank kalindria
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Purina Farms is located about a half-hour west of St. Louis on I-44, and it's worth the drive if you're looking for a nice way for your kids to spend a morning. Purina Farms charges no admission; it is free. After walking through the visitor...More

Thank readem
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Purina Farms held the annual Great American Dog Challenge this past weekend. What a fun time for all. You can even take your dog. We took our two chi's and it was a wonderful day. Leave it to Purina to provide a family, pet friendly,...More

Thank Audrey R
Reviewed 21 September 2015

After many, many trips to the St. Louis area, our party of three adults were looking for attractions we hadn't visited before for this trip. Purina Farms fit the bill because we'd never been there and we all enjoy animal attractions. Being free is a...More

Thank Deb62862
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Having grown up in St. Louis I never had been to Purina Farms. The farm is beautiful, but as soon as we crossed the street from our car with my elderly mother in a wheelchair, a very friendly dog ran up to us. My mom...More

Thank socaltraveler09
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We all loved visiting Purina Mills Farms. It was quite something to see the "Event Center" with the dog competition that was being held the day we stopped by. We also enjoyed learning about the history of Purina from the exhibits and walking around the...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Free, laid back, great stop for us before arriving to St. Louis! Always see a fun dog frisbee & water/driving show! We never stay long - less then hour- but really enjoy it.

Thank Crathy21
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Glad we stopped here. Took a wagon ride around the complex, saw lots of barnyard animals. Got to pet a bunny and see baby pigs! Cute dog show too. We were there about an hour.

Thank Krr1975
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Wish we would have known about this place years ago! On our way home from a mini vacation in STL, we stopped here after a friend told us about this place. It was great! The kids loved it. First of all its free so you...More

Thank Couplefrommo
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Excellent place for the kids and it's free. Grand kids love it. Get to milk a cow and there's a dog show. What's not to enjoy?

Thank J B
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Doris S
5 August 2017|
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Response from Tinabear | Reviewed this property |
We didn't eat there I'm sorry. There were hot dogs.
Doris S
5 August 2017|
Response from Mary Ann S | Reviewed this property |
there were several school buses there the last time I was there, I think on a week day you would be fine, but on a weekend I wouldn't bet on it, unless you wait until after August 15th when most Missouri kids go back to... More
15 April 2017|
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Response from budbeerman | Reviewed this property |
yes, however they can't go near the agility dogs