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    Apr 13, 2014

    29 Amazing Backyards That Will Blow Your Kids’ Minds

    A roller coaster? Giant water slide? No problem!

    For most kids lucky enough to grow up with a backyard, a Slip N' Slide is about as fun as it gets.

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    But as fun as a Slip N' Slide is, it can't touch the jaw-droppingly awesome things found in some of the world's most amazing backyards, things like:

    1. A Wiffle Ball Stadium

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    Known as Riley Field, this backyard stadium in Mumford, New York, hosts regular tournaments and leagues.

    2. A Roller Coaster

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    Indiana grandfather John Ivers built "The Blue Flash" for his grandkids. The gauntlet has been thrown, granddads.

    3. An Ice Hockey Rink

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    Coolest backyard ever, eh?

    4. The Waterslide of Doom

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    Kids, let me save you the trouble of asking. The answer is, "No, your parents won't build this in your backyard."

    5. A Supersized Tree House

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    Dallas-based grandparents Steve and Jeri Wakefield built this 100 square foot structure for their grandsons. It has a climbing wall, slide, and zip line!

    6. A Trio of Tree Houses

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    They look like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book.

    7. The Hobbit House

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    Architect Peter Archer built this Middle Earth inspired house in a backyard belonging to a hardcore fan of author J.R.R. Tolkien.

    8. Red Beard's Revenge Pirate Ship

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    This playhouse from PoshTots goes for $52,000.

    9. A Windmill Playhouse

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    If the pirate ship is a little rich for your taste you can get this one for $38,000.

    10. A Mini-Replica Of Paris, France

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    Artist Gerard Brion built this wee "City of Love" in his backyard from recycled materials he found in the trash!

    11. A See-Through Above Ground Pool

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    Andres Remy Architects designed this modern pool in Devoto, Argentina.

    12. An In-Ground Trampoline

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    All the bouncing with half the injuries.

    13. A Fairy Tale Castle

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    Heinz and Hildegard Schonewolf of Dudweiler, Germany, spent 37 years of their life building this 350 square foot, liveable castle in their backyard. I want to go to there.

    14. An Inflatable Theater

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    The 16 by 13 foot screen inflates in just five minutes and turns any backyard into a full fledged movie theater.

    15. An Outdoor Loft

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    It's basically a giant hammock that will fit 20 people.

    16. A BMX Skatepark

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    Pro BMX rider Mike Spinner built 11,000 square feet of ramps behind his house.

    17. A Water Slide

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    Who needs a water park?

    18. A Western Town

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    Retired dentist Jimmy Helms spent 14 years turning his backyard in Texas into something straight out of the Old West, complete with a general store, saloon, schoolhouse, and small church.

    19. A Stage

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    The perfect place for little thespians to play.

    20. A Swing Unlike Any Other

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    Located at the edge of a cliff in in Baños, Ecuador, this swing takes those crazy enough to ride it over an enormous abyss.

    21. A Spaceship

    Seattle based dad Jon Howell, along with his friend, Jeremy Elson, built this rocket for his son, Eliot, to take to the moon (or at least the top of the trees).

    22. A Beach Entry Pool

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    Lucky kids can sink their toes into the sand before taking a dip.

    23. Tree Houses Straight Out Of Harry Potter

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    Author JK Rowling had these Hogwarts-inspired tree houses built in her backyard for her little Muggles to enjoy.

    24. A Reading Nook

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    The perfect place to finish that Harry Potter book.

    25. A Giant Checkerboard

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    Whoever said checkers wasn't a workout?

    26. A Working Train

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    There's nothing like taking the Express from the swing set to the sandbox.

    27. A Lazy River

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    Inner tubing has never been as much fun as when it's in your own backyard.

    28. A Giant Pool Table

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    Former cage fighter Steve Wienecke built this 30 foot long pool table in his backyard, and yes, it is as awesome as it looks.

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