74
      Friday
      84 / 60
      Saturday
      85 / 62
      Sunday
      87 / 64

      Pocket Park a big attraction at fair

      The DNR Pocket Park in Escanaba will get between 25,000 and 30,000 people walk through its gates to take part in free attractions during fair week.

      The park isn't just open during the U.P. State Fair, but that's when it gets the most traffic. The special attraction Wednesday was Jim McGrath's reptile and amphibian display. Children enjoyed spending time with the turtles and frogs. Another popular attraction is the archery range, the pellet gun range, and the fish pond which has 3,500 fish in it. There's something fun every day this week.

      "Starting tomorrow (Thursday), Joe Rogers will be here. He's a wild raptor rehabilitator. He'll have all kinds of birds in here which are owls, hawks, falcons, eagles, everything," said Park Manager, Joe Russell.

      Another attraction is the only wolverine found in Michigan. It died last year and is on display.