New Nebraska Game and Parks Exhibit is Crowd Favorite at the State Fair


After a four year hiatus from the state fair, the Nebraska Game and Parks has returned, and in a big way.

The highly anticipated exhibit located in the Nebraska building has been in the works for over a year now.

And once the funding was in place things started to move quickly.

Officials say a lot of planning and hard work has gone into making it the grand exhibit that it is.

"Our staff has poured their heart and souls into this project. They love it; they love the Nebraska State Fair; and they love interacting with the Nebraskans. This project has meant so much to everybody who works at the Nebraska Game and Parks," said director of communications Christy Rasmussen.

From a 65,000 gallon aquarium stocked with native Nebraskan fish to wildlife displays that waterfalls and meandering streams, and archery and air gun ranges, there's a little bit of everything to cover what Nebraska's outdoors has to offer.

"We want individuals to experience opportunities to learn how to participate in outdoor recreation in a very family friendly, hands on environment," said Rasmussen.

Spectators of all ages have been enjoying what the new exhibit has to offer.

Fairgoer Carolyn Lane called it a must for the Nebraska State Fair.

"It tells about Nebraska. And even people like me, who have lived here all of our lives, we learned something from it. It really is a fantastic exhibit," she said.

And it's an exhibit that Nebraska Game and Parks say they are pleased to have back at the fair.