Pineapple Fountain
Pineapple Fountain
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This unusual fountain in Waterfront Park calls back to the city's port town history when pineapple was rare and a symbol of wealth and hospitality.
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
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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Tom B
Worthington, OH465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
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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Svensota
Wilmette, IL279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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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Richard B
Ocala, FL55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
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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Holly H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
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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mgnelu
Rockville, MD239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is definitely one of the main attractions in the Waterfront Park. You may see people waiting in line to take a picture with the fountain in the background. You will likely see kids cooling off in the small basin (not sure why this is allowed). It is definitely unique and beautiful and it is worth a visit. The best time to visit is after it gets dark: it is nicely lit and there are no more kids in the basin. As I was trying to get a good picture of the fountain, I spent way more time than my family had patience for.
Written August 22, 2022
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danalynch
Denver, CO31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We were in Charleston in November and it was cool and windy. Only the bottom of the fountain was running, so it was fairly unimpressive. It might be beautiful on a warm sunny day, but I don't think I'd go out of my way to see it if I were on limited time.
Written December 15, 2022
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Harini N
Bangalore District, India65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is one of the places that Charlestonians frequent. You can see families with children, young ones, and old people meet. Very relaxing to sit and watch the children squealing with delight with the pineapple fountain in the background.
Written February 27, 2020
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Ashlyn P
Milwaukee, WI18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We walked by the fountain on a Saturday morning. I was surprised to see multiple families with young children wading in the fountain. I wanted to get some nice photos with my husband but that was not possible. I understand people need to cool off in the heat but maybe they should put a splash pad for kids somewhere else in the park.
Written September 19, 2020
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Ashley D
Michigan112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Who doesn't love seeing a pineapple?! Beautiful fountain, design, size, and detail is astounding! Not crowded, spacious for pictures to be taken, to sit and take in the beauty of the statue and water, as well as people watch. Watching the water fall over the edges can be mesmerizing and relaxing!
Written February 21, 2023
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