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201 E Randolph St, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Want to feel like a kid again? The changing faces and fountains are a blast! You will laugh, giggle, and have great memories of this experience! Go when it's warm outside!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank volpefamilia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful fountain in a great location. The moving picture and water caught me off guard for a moment but after I stood and watched...it was very delightful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank andrewmarchent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park isn't really a fountain at all, not like nearby Buckingham Fountain. But it is one of the most popular attractions in Millennium Park, attracting thousands of spectators daily, especially when the weather is warm. Located at 201 East Randolph,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fountain will put a smile on your face! Keep watching as the fountain changes. You will enjoy watching kids playing in the water and families just having fun!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vera A
Reviewed 9 December 2018

In the summer kids can play in the water. Faces are of real chicagoans. The whole park is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. There is ice skating park in winter, and regular skating/roller blading in the summe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank patricia w
Reviewed 22 November 2018

It's hard not to stare at these 50 foot tall faces as they move, smile and wink at you. We saw them in November so the mouths were not squirting, but it was still a cool (yet a little weird) experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank capt_nutso
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I visited in November so there's no water coming out of it. But it was still good to see. However, no big deal if you missed it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank suwei2018
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Great place for the kids to play but it is also so amazing to see the display as it changes. Two walls communicating and you just stay there fascinated to see and enjoy a peaceful time

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IvetteD68
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Very interesting fountain and very unusual. You can see different human faces. One face can smile. There are many kinds around of there. You should visit this place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AleksanderKiev
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This fountain is great all the time, but especially magic during or just after the rain. On our visit to Chicago we walked past it several times, and always enjoyed what we saw. Sadly, we didn't time it right to see the water come out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BenLar137
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fberr
6 May 2017|
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Response from Ranjana P | Reviewed this property |
11pm in the summer
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Kapil L
12 July 2016|
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Response from Marsha T | Reviewed this property |
Crown Fountain is not a swimming pool. It never gets deeper than your ankle. Nobody changes into bathing suits. They wade and kick and splash and little ones think it's heaven. Kick off your shoes and join the fun
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grandmac
11 October 2015|
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Response from karen g | Reviewed this property |
The fountain's water feature operates from mid-spring thru' till mid-fall... so I guess it just depends on the weather in any particular year. Mid-fall is so ambiguous!!
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