Purina Farms

Purina Farms, Gray Summit: Address, Phone Number, Purina Farms Reviews: 4.5/5

Purina Farms
4.5
Game & Entertainment Centres
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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 celebrates the many ways that animals enrich our lives by providing guests of all ages the opportunity to have first-hand encounters with farm animals, spend quality time with their own dogs as well as meet adoptable dogs and cats. Along with meaningful animal interactions, our Visitor Center also features educational exhibits, unique pet-centric entertainment and fun activities including wagon rides and a hayloft play area. Each canine guest to the Visitor Center receives a visiting pet pack featuring doggie walk bags, dog treats, a collapsible bowl and a bandana. Just up the hill from the Visitor Center is the indoor Purina Event Center that features some of the most prestigious dog and cat shows in the country as well as special dog-friendly events open to all dogs and their owners.
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Stephanie N
2 contributions
Beautiful Place
Jul 2021
We attended a 2 day CFA cat show here and it was a great place to hold the event. Plenty of space for show cages and rings, nice cafe on site, and easy access with good parking.
Written 9 August 2021
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emaijala
Mission Viejo6 contributions
Very Pleasant Experience
Sep 2019
The grounds are kept immaculate, and the service very hospitable. I was impressed with the climate being so cool especially during some hot, humid days outside. Very impressive venue!
Written 11 February 2020
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momtks
Lakeside, CA219 contributions
Excellent Venue To Have A Dog Show
Sep 2019
A bit hard to find the first time as there isn't great signage as you turn off the hwy, but WOW when you get there! The set up is very good with a few glitches I would change if I ran the world. Security is great as there is a guardhouse as you drive up and the guards do stop you and ask questions unlike many who just wave or don't even give you eye contact. Be prepared for many hills and ups and downs so if you need help getting around you need to have a scooter. I don't believe golf carts are allowed. I saw employees with them but not visitors. The inside dog show venue is bright and airy and disinfected every time a show leaves. The outside venues are grassy and have shade covers. The downside is that the herding area is roadside. A bit scary for some dog exhibitors. The food venue is underpar. When you are there for a week you get tired of typical food and there aren't any options except the salad bar which sits out all day if you are on a special diet. That is the only thing that was disappointing. The staff was amazing all around the venue. RV area has no shade and you must bring your own. There are plenty of places to rent an RVs near by. It has odd hook up set ups so bring extra hose and cords. Get a space near the restrooms otherwise it's a long walk! Restaurants and shopping areas are a bit of a drive. All in all it was great and we can't wait to come back and compete again!
Written 17 November 2019
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dmcarty
Buffalo, MN93 contributions
dog show
Oct 2019 • Solo
nice facility.....poor maps and directions available. esp if you drive a high profile vehicle...the twisty turnt road was unpleasant.
Written 27 October 2019
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landrosie
Tallahassee, FL18 contributions
Purina is lovely.
Sep 2019 • Friends
Purina Farms is a lovely and well maintained grounds. We attended a dog show event and found all of Purina services excellent. I would go back to Purina just not ever for the Gateway Cluster as I found Gateway Cluster RV Management extremely poor and beyond rude.
The actions of this club reflects poorly on Purina And unfortunately this affects my rating.
Again Purina grounds is great.
Written 22 September 2019
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Airman82
Independence, MO25 contributions
Family fun and easy on the pocketbook
Jul 2019 • Family
I have to say that I was very impressed with the Purina Farms visitor center. Though I had visited their conference/ event center earlier this year this was my first time at the visitor center. From Frisbee and dock diving dog demos, to cow milking and a fun play area my family had a blast. Great education, very clean facility, and did not cost us a dime. (until we hit the gift shop and lunch) Highly recommend checking this place out. It is not a full day event, but great for a few hours.
Written 29 July 2019
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Bruce S
Goshen, KY190 contributions
Wonderful Free Attraction - Great for Children!
Jul 2019 • Couples
We stopped at Purina Farms for a couple of hours to break up a long 9 hour drive from Branson to our home and we were glad we did. Though it was a brutally hot day we enjoyed what the venue had to offer. We missed the Cow Milking demonstration but did get to see the Diving Dog Show and some of the dogs catching frisbees in the agility arena. These animals are owned by the staff and obviously love their play time. There are many farm animals to see and many to handle. You can pet horses, baby pigs, rabbits, and chickens in the barn area. Near the dog show there are dogs, cats, and guinea pigs. The barn area also has cows, donkeys, ducks, goats, and sheep. There is a play area upstairs for the kids to do more hands on things. We took a wagon ride around the large facility too. There is a small snack bar to get some drinks or ice cream to cool off with in the visitors center. We were told there is an events center on the top of the hill where professional competitions are held throughout the year. I would recommend for anyone traveling with children to check this place out if in the area. It takes about 2 hours and you can't beat the price = FREE!
Written 19 July 2019
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jwbulldogs
Saint Louis, Missouri572 contributions
Purina Farms
May 2019 • Friends
This place is beautiful. They have a variety of things to do. I was there for the Missouri Earth Dome Memorial Day Bash. My dog was able to do the flat racing, hurdle racing, go to ground, thunder tunnel, brush hunt, and lure course. The dog kept me busy. He had a wonderful time. Looking forward to the 3 day even again next year.
Written 29 May 2019
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Donna K
Raleigh, NC1 contribution
Great experience at Purina Farms
May 2019 • Family
I took my granddaughter (22 months old), my daughter and son-in-law, my sister and her granddaughter (almost 4 years old), and our mother to Purina Farms on May 10. We had a great time watching the milking demonstration and the Incredible Dog Show. We also enjoyed interacting with the smaller animals - rabbits, chickens, and piglets, as well as looking at the cows, horses, goats, etc. Both of the girls had fun playing in the corn tables. All of the Purina Farms employees were so nice and helpful. We ended the afternoon with the wagon ride, which we all thoroughly enjoyed (very nice female tractor driver).
Written 15 May 2019
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Karen K
Schiller Park, IL12 contributions
The Best Place for A National Specialty Show
Apr 2019
Wonderful Site. Anything you can do with your dog can be accommodated here. All the staff is "Top of The Line". Security, restaurant, grounds, they are all incredible. They are only interested in making sure that the dogs and their people have the best time possible.
Written 8 May 2019
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