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Purina Farms

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Address: 200 Checkerboard Loop, Gray Summit, MO 63039
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+1 314-982-3232
09:30 - 15:30
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Wed - Sun 09:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Opening day for the Visitor Center is March 18, 2017!

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Opening day for the Visitor Center is March 18, 2017!

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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Relaxing family fun

PURINA offers a relaxing day adventure for everyone. They have a collection of farm animals that you can see and pet up close. The dog show runs several times per day. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gray Summit, Missouri
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Gray Summit, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

PURINA offers a relaxing day adventure for everyone. They have a collection of farm animals that you can see and pet up close. The dog show runs several times per day. They have a small snack shop and a gift shop area. You can visit with the dog stars before and after their stunts. They also have a tractor pulling... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place I found randomly online. It is a great place for kids or adults. There is a farm area where you can pet animals like pigs and rabbits. And you can milk an actual cow. There is a cat house, and a dog kennel. The best part is the dog agility courses. You can sit down and watch different... More 

2 Thank Jessica D
Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

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

1 Thank randallmessina
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

1 Thank Terry G
Eureka, Missouri
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3 reviews
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

Thank Lovebugs3
Kirkwood, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

1 Thank ssta001
Kaite F, Manager at Purina Farms, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

Thank kayjayray
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.

Thank David W
Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

Thank Dog_Trainer24-7
Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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