Purina Farms is located just 10 minutes from Six Flags Over Mid-America, west of St. Louis off Interstate 44. Take the Gray Summit / Shaw Nature Reserve exit and go north two blocks on Missouri Highway 100. Turn left on County Road MM and proceed one mile to Purina Farms (entrance on left).

For more information, call
(314) 982-3232

Purina Farms
200 Checkerboard Dr.
Gray Summit, MO 63039

Ralston Purina Company has been helping pets live healthier, happier lives for more than 90 years and has become an established leader in promoting the care and well-being of dogs and cats.

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Individuals and groups are welcome. Reservations Required. Call (314) 982-3232
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday in Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Open Tuesday-Sunday. Reservations starting at 9:30-AM through 3:00-PM Spring/Fall
Open Wednesday - Friday, reservations starting at 9:30 a.m. and running through 1 p.m.
Open Saturday and Sunday, reservations starting at 9:30 a.m. and running through 4 p.m.
Free admission and parking year-round; however, there may be a nominal fee for special events.
Self-guided tour.

Lodging: There are more than 600 hotel rooms that allow pets within 15 minutes of Purina Farms. The closest, Travelodge, has 168 rooms at ground level. The largest, Ramada Inn at Six Flags over Mid-America, has 188 rooms, most at ground level. A complete list of hotels in the area is available.

Banquet Facilities: The Ramada Inn at Six Flags has banquet facilities that can handle up to 350 people. Meramec Caverns (30-minute drive) can accommodate 1,000 people in a huge underground cavern. Purina Farms can accommodate outdoor functions.

Airport: St. Louis Lambert International Airport is 45 minutes from Purina Farms.

Field Trial and Tracking Areas: Busch Wildlife area is one of the top areas in the country for retrieving trials. Robertsville State Park, which is 15 minutes from Purina Farms, has hosted tracking trials. Purina Farms can supply tents, a 35-foot RV, along with miscellaneous equipment for these off-site activities.

Photographers/Video Services: A list of show photographers and video production companies can be supplied.

Entertainment: There are a variety of activities located in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Some of those located off of I-44 and I-270 are:


Six Flags over Mid-America, adjacent to the Ramada Inn.


The Magic House, St. Louis' Children's Museum (the third most attended in the country).


The Dog Museum of America, which can host catered events.


Laumeier Sculpture Park.


Powder Valley Nature Center.