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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grant park” (209 reviews)
“light show” (75 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 23:00
Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-742-7529
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Reviewed yesterday

Take a typical summer evening in the Windy City. Add your sweetheart or significant other. Spread out a blanket. Lay back and watch a beautiful light show. Smell the freshly mowed grass. It doesn't get any better than that!

Thank yurkiddin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lighting at night. Must see if u in Chicago. Stay back a little longer to see the fountain change it's color. There will also be music and big fountain water splash every 10-15 mins. If u go in august bring an UMBRELLA cuz i...More

Thank Bé H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very pretty place to just sit and people watch. Close to the pier so you get both the city and the lake to enjoy.

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 days ago

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

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 3 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
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.
27 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.
1 March 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!