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Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair

Be sure to make a visit to Conservation World one of your stops during the Illinois State Fair. 2023 Conservation World will be open August 10-20 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.

At Conservation World, families can experience the fun and excitement of spending time outdoors in Illinois.

Youth can try to catch a fish, or practice their skills at the archery and BB gun ranges. Follow the meandering trails to explore the great natural resources of Illinois – from our state parks and natural areas, to mine resources and wildlife. Learn about efforts to improve habitat and save threatened and endangered species. And enjoy free entertainment, free displays, and a shady spot on a hillside or a park bench.

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