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July 28, 2015

WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- The 2015 Wisconsin State Fair kicks off next week in West Allis and the Department of Natural Resources has a lot of exciting things for the entire family to enjoy.

Archery at DNR Park
There will be expanded archery hours for both youth and adults at DNR Park at the Wisconsin State Fair.
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DNR Park is a shady oasis in the northwest corner of the state fairgrounds, across from the cream puff pavilion, where visitors can take a break from the heat and enjoy interactive displays. There are several hands-on activities for kids including a scavenger hunt, games, live animals and interactive learning opportunities.

"We have expanded opportunities for families to create new memories when they visit us at the Wisconsin State Fair," said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. "We've expanded our archery hours so adults and kids alike can give archery a try. And we encourage you to check out our new rest area where you can take a break and enjoy the trees, birds and other animals that call DNR Park home."

In the north building visitors can learn about ways to help wild baby animals, discover ways to protect the air and water and try their hand at virtual shooting at our laser shot trailer.

In the south building, visitors will find numerous interactive displays. Natural Heritage Conservation will have an expanded live animal display and back by popular demand is the photo booth where kids and adults can have their photo taken as a woodland firefighter, a biologist or in a cave with bats. There are many hands-on experiences for the kids, too, at the Science Services display and in our natural play area with our Parks program.

Among the many displays, visitors will experience classics like the live fish tanks and Smokey's Schoolhouse.

There is a lot more to do at DNR Park at the Wisconsin State Fair. For a map, directions, and more, search the DNR website,, for keyword "State Fair." For more information about the Wisconsin State Fair visit its website at (exit DNR).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Trish Nitschke - 920-360-3252

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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