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Best Inspiration for IRL Fort Building


Couch cushion forts were doomed once kids could construct mansions from an iPad in Minecraft instead of scrounging together every blanket and pillow in the house to make a constantly collapsing box. However, the Fortlandia outdoor exhibit at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center may be just the thing to revive the lost art of backyard fort building. The $10,000 forts – custom-built by 10 local designers with sustainability in mind and bearing names like Fairy Pavilion, Fortmosa, and Color Keep – will inspire kids to start drawing up blueprints for their own backyard hideouts.

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