Buckingham Fountain

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General Information

One of the largest fountains in the world is the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, USA. The fountain was built in Grant Park in 1927 to a rocky Rococo wedding cake style inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles. The fountain is notable for its centre jet that fires water 150ft into the air. In the summer months, the fountain has impressive water and light displays that always attracts an audience.

Getting there

The fountain is situated in Grant Park. You can get there by taking the train to ‘Van Buren Street’ station. The ‘LaSalle’ metro stop is a short walk away. The 7 and 126 buses stop close by to the fountain.

Opening Times and Admission

The fountain is situated in a public park, it is free to visit. The water and light displays run from 8am-11pm from May till October.

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Posted: 28 Jul 2019, 11:33



Light displays.


Wasn't aware of this fountain before the trip but soon realised it was a local point of interest when we went on an evening stroll through the park and people were gathered to watch what was a cool little display.

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