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Forts, Hobbit Houses and Other Outdoor Spots that Unleash Kids' Imaginations

Climb a tower, build a fort, tour a treehouse

Published on: March 02, 2017

Seattle area forts

Finding those secret spots

Inspiration always lies outside our front doors. Still, if there happens to be a treehouse, fort or hobbit door woven into an outing, inspiration quadruples. But where to find these secret spots designed for kids' imaginations? We’ve collected 10 places in the Greater Seattle area that could spark hours of outdoor play for kids, from treehouses to decommissioned forts to hobbit abodes and playgrounds with with build-it-yourself features. Some are suitable for a day trip, while some are a short drive away.

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