Pineapple Fountain

Pineapple Fountain, Charleston: Address, Pineapple Fountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Pineapple Fountain
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Tom B
Worthington, OH428 contributions
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Located a short walk south from the north entrance to the Joe Riley Waterfront Park. The fountain is probably the most photographed and recognized symbol of present day Charleston. We found it particularly attractive during the early morning and evening hours. Regrettably on our last stop at the fountain to sit and enjoy the view about two dozen “chaperoned” teens were splashing and climbing the fountain like it was an amusement water park attraction. Seriously! - there's a splash fountain at the north entrance to the park for this purpose. Beyond annoying it wasn’t safe.
Written May 30, 2022
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Richard B
Ocala, FL48 contributions
We parked at the Visitor's Center and took the free trolley down to Waterfront Park, saw the Pineapple Fountain and then took a leisurely stroll down to the battery and White Point Garden, stopping at the Provost Dungeon for the tour, which I highly recommend. We then walked back into town for lunch and then spent the afternoon around the City Market. It's all very historic and beautiful. And the Trolley is the way to get around unless you want to pay for a tour of some type. We preferred to walk and browse at out own pace.
Written April 3, 2022
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together24married21
Saint Albans, VT59 contributions
It was our first day in Charleston, South Carolina. The weather was gorgeous and the town was bustling with traffic. Luckily, we found a place to park on the corner of East Bay Street and Cordes Street just down from Magnolia's in the French Quarter. Walking down Cordes cobblestone street brought us right to the Pineapple Fountain at the Waterfront Park. The history of the cobblestone beneath our feet was so surreal and evoked Charleston's outright, controversial culture. The street was a beautiful cobblestone path, no doubt but it also paradoxes the not so pretty side of the south, the factual and forcible side of the south. Again, this was our first time "stepping foot" in Charleston, so, its notable to describe our journey to the Pineapple Fountain. The buildings were historical and phenomenal. They meet that momentous and architectural expectation! It was a short two blocks to the Pineapple Fountain and it did not disappoint. With the backdrop of Charleston's bay, this park has it all. Live Oaks everywhere! The splashing sounds from the water erupting atop the pineapple's crown and cascading down. An awesome view of the famous Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. And quintessential palm trees lining the park while framing the very detailed fountain. The grounds were manicured well and it was quite peaceful. A great place for people watching and/or an ideal spot to relax and get away from the city life just steps away. A must see on your trip to Charleston.
Written June 6, 2020
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Joy
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I loved the fountain but was totally afraid for ther small children swimming under the fountain. You could not see them! It was scary. One child started screaming. Was he caught? Hurt? Just mad? You couldn't tell. You'd never know if one was drowning. we didn't stay long, for that very reason. Made me sick.
Written June 27, 2022
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Holly H
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this fountain is one of the highlights of Joe Riley waterfront park. the area is beautifully kept and very clean. The fountain is large and gorgeous. It is right by the waterfront and most were getting pictures standing by this fun fountain. It is very nice.
Written September 4, 2021
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,023 contributions
This is a must see and do in Charleston. Check out the waterfront area and take in the Pineapple Fountain and its many tiers of spewing water coming from the top. Its a massive fountain and is stunning. We took lots of pictures and its fun !!
Written August 4, 2020
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Jeffrey Koslowski
Canton, MI625 contributions
This is what I kept hearing is the big landmark of Charleston. It is a pretty sight and is fairly close to some of the big shopping areas. I'm not sure how often they do this but it was filled with soap which gave it kind of an ethereal feel. It made for some great photo opportunities as well as some major fun for our three year old daughter. The water wasn't deep at all. If you stuck your fingers into it, the water wouldn't even come up to your wrist. My daughter stepped in it by accident and I'm not sure the water even got up to her ankle.
It looks pretty, its near the water, and is located near some shopping, dining, and tour stops. If you are in the area, try to go.
Written March 20, 2020
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allifromWI
West Bend, WI217 contributions
Couples
It’s a pineapple shaped fountain. I enjoyed the park around it and there were beautiful flowers around it, which was wonderful for late February. We enjoyed the park and the view and I’m glad I saw the fountain because it’s so iconic. It was a nice start to our walk toward the battery.
Written February 29, 2020
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Andy-S60
London, UK1,961 contributions
Couples
A nice fountain as fountains go, with this time it being shaped a bit like a pineapple. Maybe fountains come in many fruit shaped designs, I really don’t know, but there were so many young sprogs running around in it, splashing and generally causing mayhem, that it was impossible to get a decent photo of anything remotely pineapple shaped, without at least 6 ‘darling angels’ attempting to be our model of the day. Nice fountain but needs a fence. There, that’ll be my tag-line.
Written June 24, 2022
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Svensota
Wilmette, IL279 contributions
The Pineapple Fountain is part of the waterfront park, a gathering place for a large number of Charleston visitors. Water taxis are nearby. Also, swings to sit in. Even The City Gallery (slightly hidden, but worth a visit). The fountain is beautiful and you're welcome to splash your toes in it.
Written February 27, 2020
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