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Buckingham Fountain

Grant Park, Chicago, IL
+1 312-742-7529
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Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely wrought bronze sculpture and innovative use of technology.
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Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-742-7529
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here after a long day of sight-seeing and walking around town. There were many benches to sit down and relax. It was a nice place to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, look at the fountain, and people watch. We were there 3 days after...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got caught there as it started down pouring and we're able to find a covered area. The fountain was really pretry. Beverages at the shop were seriously over priced. Well worth the visit. Surprisingly empty but that could have been do to the rain....More

Thank Hkrau1
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is in the Millenium Park. Great for photos. Take from one side and the lake is the backdrop and from the other side the skyline is the backdrop. It is only two blocks from the Art Institute so can do together.

Thank Peggy N
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is worth a stop. There are plenty of viewing areas. It is fun to see this fountain. We stopped by twice to view the fountain.

Thank betagirl67
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful fountain. Plenty of picture taking with a wonderful skyline. Many tourists. A great walk thru the park.

Thank Dysondays19
Reviewed 2 days ago

we were walking to the river coast and we visited this amazing fountain, closest to millennium park.

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's the fountain from the end of the opening credits. What else can I say about it? It has nothing to do with Buckingham Palace.

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The fountain is very beautiful and makes for great photo opportunities! There is ample seating and it is nice to simply relax, listen to the rushing water, and have a view of the skyline. It's a bit out of the way and isolated for what...More

Thank mjsheridan130
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was beautiful to see from up close. I've only ever seen it while being a passenger in a car. My kids also thought it was a worthwhile stop and they are 13 and 11.

Thank rdonarski
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in the park make sure to stop by this fountain. It huge with beautiful details. Always of fun stop when we visit downtown.

Thank Robyn4851
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
23 July 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.
26 June 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.
28 February 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!