We love nature. We also love the Minnesota State Fair. Who says you can’t experience both at the same time? We’ve put together a list of our favorite places to get in touch with nature at the Minnesota State Fair.

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

If you love butterflies, this is the place for you. Get up close and personal with them for just $3 per person.

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AGRICULTURE HORTICULTURE BUILDING

Surround yourself with flowers, fruits, vegetables, and more inside this must-see building. There are so many interactive and informative exhibits, including The DIRT Demo Stage. Learn all about how nature gives to us – don’t miss it!

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CHS MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER

This unique building gives people the chance to see a miracle that they may have never seen before – birth. Cows, sheep, goats, and pigs (amongst other animals) show off their offspring to visitors.

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ECO EXPERIENCE

This building tells you everything you need to know about living a sustainable lifestyle. Learn how to help nature out by recycling, using renewable energy, green technology, and more!

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COMPEER ARENA AND LEE & ROSE WARNER COLISEUM

These two buildings are full of animals and their humans. You’ll see horses, cattle, llamas, goats, sheep, dogs, and the variety of events that they compete in. Spend minutes or hours here, there is always something to see. Don’t forget to check out the adjacent barns that house all of the critters!

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DAIRY BUILDING

Although you wouldn’t think from the name of the building that there would be a whole lot of nature in here, there is. This is a great place to find the things you need to experience nature, like outdoor gear, wool products, and more, made by Minnesota-based companies.

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DNR BUILDING AND PARK

See 45 species of Minnesota-native fish, climb a 65-foot-tall fire tower, explore a 1930’s log cabin, and more. You can learn about outdoor recreation, camping, and habitat protection while enjoying the beauty of nature around you.

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RIVER RAFT RIDE

Really immerse yourself in nature by taking a ride on this River Raft. You will probably get wet, but during a hot day at the fair that might be nice. It costs $5 per person.

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MINNESOTA LOTTERY BOOTH

Stop and see us to learn all about how we’re playing our part to help nature. A portion of every dollar played supports funds that benefit the great state of Minnesota. We’ll be there every day of the fair giving you your chance to play your part by purchasing tickets!


We can’t wait to see you at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!