May 23 – September 2, 2024

Tuesday-Sunday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fortopia, a playful outdoor exhibition comprised of awe-inspiring forts, invites explorers of all ages to uncover Powell Gardens. This vibrant edition to summer in Kansas City encourages outdoor discovery and taps into the nostalgia of childhood fort building.  

Designed to inspire outdoor play, Powell Gardens is excited for visitors to experience Fortopia’s wonder through the variety of creative perspectives represented in the chosen forts. This year’s fort designers include a team of preschool children, artists, landscape designers, architects, and more.  

2023 Forts

Visit the Gardens many times to experience the forts in a different light throughout the changing seasons! Nestled on the East Lawn, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the Gardens in a new and playful way. This year’s newly selected and returning forts focus on play. What will you discover as you climb, run, and slide at Powell Gardens?

Thanks to our sponsors! Fortopia is supported by the generosity of DI Build, Hunt Midwest, Advantage Fire Protection Systems Inc., and Major Painting.

Plan your visit to Powell Gardens today.

Once your tickets are purchased online, you will receive confirmation via email. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

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