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Buckingham Fountain, Chicago

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One of the largest fountains in the world, Buckingham Fountain was built in 1927. Taking its inspiration from the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, the attraction features an ornate Rococo style. Designed to represent Lake Michigan, each seahorse that decorates the fountain symbolizes its bordering states. Every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the fountain produces a water display, with the center jets shooting 45.7 m (150 ft) into the air. The fountain also features other colored light shows. With our online itinerary creator, Chicago attractions like Buckingham Fountain can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Was able to park just steps away for less than a dollar. Pretty impressive with a view of the skyline and Lake Michigan. Most don't know it is named after the former lead guitarist Lindsay Buckingham ...  more »
  • Got to see the fountain that started on Married with Children! Since it’s summer there were many outdoor events around the area but luckily it wasn’t crowded when we went. It was hot and not much shad...  more »
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  • This is such an iconic spot in the city, definitely a must see. It is so relaxing to watch the water flow in this beautifully made fountain. It provides a great spot for photos and it adds a beautiful touch to an already amazing city. It's near a park, so it's a nice area to stroll around with loved ones. Loved it!
  • Buckingham Fountain! So beautiful during the day, but at night! Forget about it! Summer can’t come any sooner!! I love the lights, the summer breeze winding some water droplets towards your warm skin. It’s such a wonderful sight! I love going there every year!
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