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Buckingham Fountain

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Grant Park, Chicago, IL
+1 312-742-7529
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Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-742-7529
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fountain has a water show every hour on the hour that last 20 minutes. After dusk it's a water show with lights and music. Very romantic!

Thank Xheda3j
Reviewed 2 days ago

Classic Chicago landmark and a must-see. Such a beautiful sight on a clear day. Great spot for pictures.

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Magnificent design beside Lake Michigan with the amazing Chicago skyline overlaid in the background. Very close to the down town. You need a few minutes of walk to be there.

Thank ABDO G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here while on a tour bus. It is absolutely gorgeous and a must see for anyone visiting Chicago. The tour bus is a good idea because you get lots of information that you would otherwise not know.

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were only in Chicago for a weekend but the first time we went to see this fountain it was not switched on, but the second time it was and we took some lovely photos.

Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a massive fountain in the park right along the lake. It's beautiful and the mist in a hot day hits the spot. I heard at night they light it up and the colors change; we were there during the day and didn't see...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely stop in at night as the light and music show is worth seeing, but the fountain is beautiful during the day also. Close to town and next to the shoreline so a great place to walk. Enjoy

Thank Perrysburg68
Reviewed 5 days ago

older historical water fountain East of the city. walk accross the street to Lake michigan..Not crowded most are at the Bean.

Thank Mn J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped by with the family and showed them how beautiful this fountain is and told them the story about the person it was named after.

Thank zulardesigns
Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit of the main track, but pretty water foundtain which also can give you a bit cold. I would walk by this again.

Thank springAnne
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Mike T
Is there parking nearby the park?
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Anirao | Reviewed this property |
Limited metered street parking on Columbus. There is the Grant Park underground garage at Monroe and Columbus.
Will the fountain be working in the month of October?
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Rachel W | Reviewed this property |
The fountain operates mid-April through mid-October from 8 am-11 pm, so it kind of depends on when, in October, you will be visiting.
It is too cold outside for the fountain to be on. But there is still lots to do in March in Chicago.
February 28, 2015|
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Response from Mimi K | Reviewed this property |
If you travel in the warmer months, it's a must do on the list though not sure if it will be open in cooler climate as I visited in early Sept!