Dog Friendly Activities in Missouri

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Missouri, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Fantastic Caverns
Fantastic Caverns Fantastic Caverns in Springfield, MO, is dog friendly! Because the beauty of Fantastic Caverns is vulnerable, the cave is toured in jeep-drawn trams. Since you ride all of the way through, you experience the magnitude, the stillness and the splendor of Fantastic Caverns while preserving its natural features. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on tours. See Details
Pet Friendly Gateway Arch National Park
Gateway Arch National Park Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, MO is dog friendly. Bring your dog for a walk on the trails around this park and enjoy views of the Gateway Arch. Be sure to check out their visitor center and ask how your pup can join the BARK ranger program. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Table Rock State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Table Rock State Park, a pet-friendly park in Branson, MO. Dogs are not allowed in the historic buildings or public swimming areas and beaches. Guests staying at the campgrounds are limited to having two dogs per campsite unless an exemption is obtained in advance from the park service. Table Rock State Park offers visitors to Branson and their pets an opportunity to explore the many nature trails that the park has to offer. In addition to hiking, guests can go boating, camping, fishing, swimming, biking, and picnicking. See Details
Grindstone Nature Area Fido is welcome off-leash on the 5-miles of dog-friendly nature trails of Grindstone Nature Area in Columbia, MO. The 200-acre park features lovely creeks and scenery. Please note that dogs must be leashed only on the Hinkson Creek Trail. See Details
Bar K Dog Bar Bar K Dog Bar is a dog-friendly park and bar in Kansas City, MO, located on the shore of the Missouri River in beautiful Berkley Riverfront Park, under the Heart of America bridge. Membership is required with day passes available. The venue features a 2-acre, fully-staffed dog park with a separate area for small dogs, outdoor and indoor bars, live music events, and a restaurant serving a wide variety of locally brewed beers and craft cocktails, snacks and burgers. Dog grooming and training services are also available. See Details
National Tiger Sanctuary Located approximately 15 miles outside of Branson, the National Tiger Sanctuary in Saddlebrooke, MO, is home to tigers and a variety of other exotic and domestic animals. There are multiple pet-friendly tour options available, including one where visitors can feed the tigers. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the sanctuary. See Details
Bar K St. Louis Located in The Grove neighborhood, Bar K St. Louis offers humans and their canines a place to eat, drink and meet new friends. Dogtenders are on site to look after Fido while you dine on “healthy casual” fare sourced from ethical and humane farmers. Members will enjoy specials throughout the week, and there is a full dog menu available with items like turkey and sweet potato meatballs and ice cream nuggets. For the indecisive mutt, order a doggie flight with a sampling of any three menu items. The dog bar also has an on-site, full-service grooming salon if your pooch is looking for a new ‘do, and a self-bathing facility to clean up before heading home. See Details
Elephant Rocks State Park Elephant Rocks State Park in Belleview, MO is dog friendly. You and Fido can explore this state park together via the two hiking trails, and take a closer view of the elephant-shaped boulders. An extension of the trail will lead you to the ruins of a railroad engine house. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. See Details
Weston Bend State Park Weston Bend State Park in Weston, MO, is pet friendly. Dogs are not allowed in the park or historic buildings or public swimming areas and beaches. Not far from the hustle and bustle of Kansas City, Weston Bend State Park offers secluded picnic sites, a campground and sweeping views of the Missouri River from trails and a scenic overlook accessible to persons with disabilities. A three-mile paved loop trail takes hikers and bikers through the park's woody terrain. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups. See Details
Onondaga Cave State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Onondaga Cave State Park, a pet-friendly park in Leasburg, MO. Descend into the depths of Onondaga Cave State Park and drop into a world of wonder: towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, and active flowstones help make the cave a National Natural Landmark and illustrate why Missouri is often called “The Cave State.” Visitors can take guided tours into the underground wonderland. But if you prefer the surface, the park’s Vilander Bluff Natural Area provides a panoramic view of the Meramec River. Easy access to the Meramec River allows visitors to canoe or fish in a peaceful and scenic setting. See Details
Hawn State Park Bring Fido to explore nature at pet-friendly Hawn State Park in Sainte Genevieve, MO. This park stretches over 4,956 acres and boasts scenic landscapes of oak trees, sandy-bottom streams and sandstone cliffs. Plan a day out with Fido to hike one of the four popular walking routes which include Pickle Creek Trail and White Oak Trail. Dogs must remain leashed during your visit. See Details
Laumeier Sculpture Park Laumeier Sculpture Park in St Louis, MO, is a dog-friendly attraction. This expansive outdoor space features 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculptures in a 105-acre park. Dogs are welcome visitors in the Outdoor Galleries but must stay leashed at all times and picked up after by owners. Check their official website before your visit, as dogs are not allowed during special events. See Details
St. Johns Community Dog Park St. Johns Community Dog Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in St. Louis, MO. This fully fenced-in dog park is a popular place to bring your pooch for some exercise and to socialize. There's a separate area for small and large dogs, pet waste stations, and benches for humans to rest on while their dogs play. See Details
Zoomies Pet Cafe + Boutique Zoomies Pet Cafe + Boutique is a dog-friendly coffee shop and dog park in St. Louis, MO where customers are welcome to bring their leashed pets inside. Zoomies Pet Cafe + Boutique features a full espresso bar along with a boutique filled with items like dog toys, cat treats, children clothing, home décor items and more. Out back, Zoomies Pet Cafe + Boutique has a fenced-in area where dogs can play off leash. Dogs must be registered prior to playing in the dog park section. See Details
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Although dogs are not permitted inside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, they are welcome to enjoy the sculpture and art on the beautiful pet-friendly grounds with their humans. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Castlewood State Park Castlewood State Park in Ballwin, MO is dog friendly. This expansive state park will give you and Fido beautiful views of the Meramec River and the lush valley that surrounds it. Hiking and mountain biking trails range from easy pathways to strenuous routes. This state park is good for fishing and wildlife viewing. Fido is allowed in the park if leashed, but it's requested they do not enter the historic buildings. See Details
Twin Lakes Recreation Area Dog Park Pets go wild for the huge, off-leash Twin Lakes Recreation Area Dog Park in Columbia, MO. The park includes lake access for doggie swimming as well as benches to relax on, and waste bags. The park features a separate area for smaller dogs, as well as an off-season section for use during the winter. See Details
Blue Springs Dog Park Blue Springs Dog Park is a 2.7-acre space within Gregory O. Grounds Park in Blue Springs, MO. Fido can enjoy off-leash play, splash in the small pond, hop across the agility obstacles, or rest with friends under the shade trees. The park features a people/canine water fountain and a dog wash station at the exit of the park. Blue Springs Dog Park also has an area for smaller dogs which may be used by pets weighing no more than 25 lbs and less than 14 inches tall at the shoulder. See Details
International Tap House - Soulard International Tap House - Soulard is a dog-friendly attraction in St. Louis, MO. Fido is welcome to accompany you for a drink on the spacious outside patio where water bowls are provided. International Tap House invites you to stop by for craft beer, wine, cider or seltzer. International Tap House does not offer food, but you are welcome to bring your own or order delivery from a local restaurant. See Details
Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area The Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area in Branson, MO, is pet friendly. This area of land is covered in steep hills, typical upland oak and hickory forest. The forest is interrupted by vast glades to be explored with pooches on a leash. These glades make up the White River Balds Natural Area. You'll also discover a bottomland forest along a half mile stretch of Roark Creek. See Details