DNR at the State Fair

Join us at the State Fair

DNR Building at the Fair

Coming soon for 2017 – Wonderful Water.

August 24 - September 4, 2017

We are looking forward to interacting with you this summer and sharing the wonders of Minnesota’s great natural resources with you! Check back later for additional updates.

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Learn about state parks, ATVs, fishing, hunting, birds, bees, DNR K-9 unit, campfires, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, forestry, lands and minerals, moose, boat and water safety, laser fire extinguishing, prairies, biking and wildlife.

A wide range of free educational exhibits, presentations, including several new activities and displays, along with music and entertainment, will be part of the DNR's popular exhibit at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.

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Historic DNR building

Come visit us at the DNR's historic State Fair building. The log structure is the centerpiece of the DNR's exhibit and also serves as a landmark, a meeting place and a must-visit educational and entertainment destination, where generations of fairgoers have created life-long memories.

Displays inside the building cover a wide range of natural resource topics including fish, watersheds, aquatic invasive species, rocks and minerals, state lands, forests, trails and parks.

Historic photos of DNR building »
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DNR outdoor fish pond

The outdoor fish pond, located on the south side of the DNR building, is stocked with approximately 45 different species of fish ranging from sunfish to paddlefish, walleye to bass.

Live Fish Cam »