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Purina Farms

#1 of 3 things to do in Gray Summit Features Animals
500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO 63039
+1 314-982-3232
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A nice place to visit

By looking at their website you would think there are plenty of things to do here especially since... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
Great Fun for Kids and Adults

Purina Farms is a large, modern facility in a beautiful setting about 30 minutes from St. Louis. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Florissant, Missouri
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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” (76 reviews)
“cow milking” (16 reviews)
“event center” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO 63039
+1 314-982-3232
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Tobaccopat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Dog Showing at its finest. Well lit and spotless clean. The RV camping is level with full serviced sites.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Don't miss the dog show, agility, big air, and the newest competition of distance diving. "Famous " is an amazing diver, 32 and a half feet, twice today! The world record is 33 feet. Andrea and her dogs will visit your school, senior living center,...More

Thank Mary Ann S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Purina event centre is a great venue suitable for dog shows. The move by the Poodle Club of America is inspired. Plenty of parking and facilities. Buggies to take you to the further away car parks. Very airy and light despite the number of dogs...More

Thank ShazH1963
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Baby animals everywhere - pet a variety of newborns under a watchful and friendly volunteer! Watch cow milking, dog agility show and so much more. Pictures with Peter Rabbit, gift shop with great prices - $3.50 coffee mug, concessions and plenty of shade. Lots of...More

Thank budbeerman
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Purina Farms is a bit of an amusement park with animals. It's not a zoo, as you get to interact directly with the animals. They had newly born animals like piglets and chicks, a dog show, a wagon ride, and while we were there, an...More

Thank aeroeng22
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The dog show was fascinating. My kids could watch it several times in a row. The cow milking was educational, as was petting the baby animals. For my family, this isn't an 'all day' visit, but very fun for 1-2 hours. They have concessions available...More

Thank WarEglTX
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We had a lot of fun. We loved the dog show the music was fun and the dogs were amazing. We also did the rope swings, baby animals,milking the cow and free pictures with the easter bunny. The tractor ride was an added bonus. Purina...More

Thank crystalmomof3
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Are family dogs allowed at the springtime Village?
16 April 2017|
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Response from budbeerman | Reviewed this property |
yes, however they can't go near the agility dogs
Are dogs allowed at the agility trials (July 31) as visitors with their family?
31 July 2016|
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Response from Kevin S | Reviewed this property |
You could call and ask.
How far is the overflow parking from the main rv parking? I want to park in the main rv area but the event I will be attending is behind the overflow
27 March 2016|
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Response from Kaite F | Property representative |
The overflow lot is right next to the Main Show Field. You can see a map of the property on the Purina Farms website under the "directions and hours" tab. If you are coming from the Purina Event Center RV lot and going to... More