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“Beautiful spring day”
Review of Purina Farms

Purina Farms
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Took the kids for a day of loving critters. Very fun. They loved the cat condo and the rabbits and chickens. We walked the grounds. Terrific.

Thank Helen G
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

45 minutes out of St. Louis. Worth the drive for younger kids. Barn with farm animals kids may touch, smell and experience first hand. Dogs give demonstrations of jumping to catch a frisbee (landing in a swimming pool), cats and dogs to pet. Nice gift shop for pet owners. Snacks and hot dog type food available. Make a reservation, but it is FREE.

2  Thank Joanna S
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Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

all free but You have to call to make a reservation before visiting. They are pretty flexible.

One of the best kids educational farm animal attractions weve seen yet and the price is perfect! The best parts are the dog stunt show and getting close and being able to pet farm animals, even chickens.

The place was very clean and the facility was well taken care of. The grounds were pretty with lots of flowers, waterfalls and tiny ponds.

The staff was friendly.

We visited on a day it was raining and had the place practically to ourselves. We were traveling from Springfield, MO to St. Louis so it made sense to stop by on the way. It's a little far out and doesn't offer all day fun if your going out and back into St. Louis. If your passing by its defineltly worth the stop!

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1  Thank Studio-Steve
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Great place to spend the day and it's free! They have seasonal events throughout the year; October brings 100's of jack o'lanterns a hayloft maze and hayride. Purina also hosts numerous dog shows and events at the farm. Kids and adults will enjoy the exhibits and demonstrations like cow milking.

1  Thank schmidkk
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

An excellent attraction for the whole family. Kids will be very entertained and learn a lot too. DO NOT miss the dog show, it is the highlight of the day. It is a bit out of the way but worth the drive.

1  Thank Aardvark68
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