GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will debut an interactive outdoor exhibit at this year’s Nebraska State Fair that will include an aquarium, waterfall and archery range.
The Outdoor Encounter, housed in the new Nebraska Building, includes a 5,900-gallon aquarium stocked with more than 150 fish commonly found in Nebraska. Scenic features include a waterfall, plunge pool, 150-foot meandering stream and mural modeled after the Niobrara River Valley.
An indoor archery range and shooting gallery will offer fairgoers a chance to try shooting sports. The exhibit will also include a 4,500-square-foot outdoor area with playground equipment, pollinator garden and seating areas.
The Nebraska State Fair begins Friday and runs through Sept. 1.