What to do at the Iowa State Fair

By Taylor on August 8, 2013 in Blog


Informational presentations are offered several times daily during the State Fair at the courtyard stage at the Iowa DNR building.
Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR

Once again it's time for people from across the state to converge on Polk County to enjoy all things on a stick, view prized livestock and bask in Iowa culture.

If you plan on joining the crowd, take some time to stop by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources exhibits. The Iowa DNR has a permanent structure and courtyard on the west side of the fair grounds on Grand Avenue.

At any time during the fair you can find aquariums, a duck pond, a model low-head dam, prairie plants, an indoor archery range, and live wildlife on display at the DNR building and courtyard.

Over the course of the fair there will also be a variety of different daily attractions at the Iowa DNR exhibit. To find out what demonstrations, games and informational displays will be featured the day(s) you attend visit the Iowa State Fair Daily Program webpage and select the DNR building in the drop down menu.