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Game and Parks Returning to 2015 State Fair with New Features, Lots of Activities

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will return to the Nebraska Building for the 2015 Nebraska State Fair with a full schedule of activities for the whole family.

Popular features and activities including an indoor archery range, indoor air gun range, kids’ Nerf gun range, 6,000-gallon aquarium featuring Nebraska fish, indoor meandering stream, outdoor playground, kids’ games, demonstrations and more will be back in 2015.

New this year is a second meandering stream, which has been added outside of the Nebraska Building along the edge of the outdoor playground. The 7-foot-wide stream stretches 115 feet and features waterfalls, stonework and landscaping inspired by the Niobrara River Valley Corridor and constructed by Greenworks of Grand Island. Visitors are invited to grab a seat, relax and enjoy the scenery.

Also new is a multiscreen exhibit detailing the reintroduction of bighorn sheep in Nebraska. The exhibit showcases how the sheep were captured and released into Nebraska and allows guests to follow the path of a migrating bighorns using data collected from a GPS radio collar. Additionally, a NEBRASKAland Magazine photo display will feature prints of wildlife, landscapes and beautiful scenes from outdoor Nebraska.

Game and Parks staff and volunteers will give a variety of presentations over the course of the fair on topics, including turkey calls, fish cleaning, outdoor photography, pollinator gardens and outdoor cooking with kids, among others.

The Nebraska State Fair takes place in Grand Island Aug. 28 through Sept. 7. For more information on Game and Parks activities and features, as well as for a full schedule of demonstrations, visit us at OutdoorNebraska.org.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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