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Buckingham Fountain, Chicago

4.5
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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  • On a previous trip in October 2017, we came to Buckingham Fountain to see it up close and found it being drained for the season! ARGH! We had seen it from a distance as we passed by on our Chicago...  more »
  • This is a beautiful part of history and provides hydration to the face and to the city. The fountain is lovely to watch with its prefect sprays, it’s always in working ordered as long as it’s not...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful fountain. The park area surrounding it is just as beautiful. I never realized there was a small rose garden before the fountain. Definitely a sight worth seeing, and great backdrop for portraits/photography shoots!
  • This fountain was beautiful and definitely a touristy thing to do. It was big and had a fence around it so you couldn't come too close. Overall a great spot for pictures. I would recommend going if you haven't seen it.

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