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Purina Farms

Features Animals
500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO 63039-1155
+1 314-982-3232
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Under the radar fun

We spent a few hours at Purina Farms with two kids, ages six and nine. We had an amazing time... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Northbrook, Illinois
Dog Shows!

This is a fabulous facility for dog shows. Check their website out for their schedule of events... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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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” (79 reviews)
“farm animals” (25 reviews)
“cow milking” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO 63039-1155
+1 314-982-3232
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We spent a few hours at Purina Farms with two kids, ages six and nine. We had an amazing time! First we watched the dog agility show. The handlers demonstrated how to teach dogs to catch frisbees and do tricks. In the summer there is...More

Thank Shampeu
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fabulous facility for dog shows. Check their website out for their schedule of events. Great for family & friends.

Thank Jacglen
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our basenji specialty was just held here and it is a great place for all kinds of dog events. My only suggestion to Purina Farms would be that they build a couple more exercise pens, especially when there are multiple specialties being held at the...More

Thank lurcorsr
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped on the way to oklahoma to check it out. Got more than we bargained for. Dog show was amazing and kids got to meet so many pets. They have food for purchase and a little museum that's interactive for the kids. Worth the stop!

Thank Manley B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A good place to visit with young children. They milk a cow and allow the children to get hands on. They have horses, a donkey, chicken, rabbits and of course dogs and cats. We saw an agility/frisbee show. You may also be there during one...More

Thank 941cindya
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of animal lovers had a great time at the farm. It was half inside, part in a large barn with animals that you might be able to pet behind their fences, and then the dog show was outside. Our favorite part of our...More

Thank Bartongirls
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was my 9 month old grand daughters first real outing, we also had our 20 month old grandson. What a fun experience, both babies enjoyed. The 4 star is simply because the girls in the gift shop were not at all friendly, we felt...More

Thank Tinabear
Reviewed 30 May 2017

By looking at their website you would think there are plenty of things to do here especially since they request that you make advanced reservations. Maybe I went on a slow day but there were not a whole lot of visitors and not much going...More

Thank MTravi
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Purina Farms is a large, modern facility in a beautiful setting about 30 minutes from St. Louis. A variety of farm animals (cows, horses, pigs, chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, goats) are housed in one building for visitors to observe and pet. At 10:30 a.m., children...More

1  Thank Pat L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Something for everybody especially the little ones. Always something going on. Easy to reach by car and a beautiful piece of property. The staff is helpful and friendly and whoever designed the event facility needs congratulations.

Thank Brad D
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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
16 April 2017|
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Response from budbeerman | Reviewed this property |
yes, however they can't go near the agility dogs