DNR at the State Fair

kids having fun at state fair exhibits

2018 Highlights

Public lands: owned by you, managed by DNR

Visitors explore the many ways public lands and Minnesota’s natural resources are important to us, featuring interactive nature and outdoor exhibits, live animals and a variety of music and entertainment – all free!

Things to do at the State Fair DNR Park:

  • learn about your public lands
  • climb on huge boulders
  • take your photo in a giant hiking boot
  • fight off invasive species on a big touch screen
  • buy a hunting or fishing license
  • visit a camper cabin
  • climb a fire tower
  • visit an outdoor fish pond
  • buy moose stuff
  • ask DNR staff questions
  • learn about ATVs, fishing, hunting, wildlife, invasive species, outdoor recreation, plants or habitats
  • listen to music
  • watch a bird show or nature presentation
  • bring home helpful free things

Make new memories in 2018 - we look forward to your visit!


giant boot

New in 2018

Stroll through the Legacy Amendment 10-Year Anniversary exhibit. Take your photo in front of an artsy Minnesota background, gaze at a metal tree sculpture and kids draw their own park.

outdoor stage band

2018 events

Visitors can enjoy a variety of foot tapping bands and engaging nature presentations on our two stages. Take a look at our fun schedule.

fish pond


Watch over 40 species of native fish in our giant pond or view them underwater via a live webcam. All fish can be found in Minnesota’s public waters.