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201 E Randolph St, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We visited in winter, so there as no water in the fountain, but it was still interesting to stand between the two pillars and watch the changing faces and scenes.

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

My grandsons consider this one of the best places when they visit Chicago...and it's free to everyone, though only the brave get really wet...wait for the surprise.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

On a mild December day we took a friend who was visiting Chicago for the first time to view the fountain. I'm guessing the water is turned off when temps get too cold so what you see is an open plaza between the two video...More

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed 28 November 2012 via mobile

I'll never forget the first time I saw Crown Fountain, in 2007. A friend and I went on a very impromptu trip to Chicago- we had about $150 between us, and no place to stay- that's another story! We had no idea what Crown Fountain...More

Thank MillieHelper
Reviewed 3 November 2012

Fun place for kids and big kids to splash around especially when it's hot! Water spouts from the "mouths" on the massive glass brick walls. Great place to sit and watch the fun - or join in!!

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Cheese18
Reviewed 9 October 2012

A good place for kids to splash around in the water. The glass block sculptures are cool. Faces appear on the glass blocks and water spits out of the mouths. Watch out!

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed 11 September 2012

The fountain was designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and funded by the Crown Family. Its super funny to be there in front of the fountain, wait to the immage to appear and then SURPRISEEEEEEEEEEEEE it will through water :D I went on September, the...More

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Nats058
Reviewed 7 August 2012

You would not think a fountain could be so fun. The clever faces, cool water to walk in and splash draw young and old alike to play. You can not resist joining in the fun. Great for kids to experience a fabulous piece of public...More

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank MMGTexas
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Great fun, particularly in the summer! Come and frolic in the water or have a seat and enjoy the revelry.

Date of experience: June 2012
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6 May 2017|
Response from Ranjana P | Reviewed this property |
11pm in the summer
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
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!!