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Buckingham Fountain: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely wrought bronze sculpture and innovative use of technology.
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Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60605
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-742-7529
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All reviews grant park light show opening credits every hour on the hour lake michigan water show beautiful at night chicago landmark taste of chicago city skyline people watch nice walk take pictures field museum cloud gate the bean navy pier
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Reviewed 5 days ago

looks beautiful on a sunny day and very close to the "over hyped and crowded" Bean. Its also near the Lakefront which makes it good destination to be included for a walk.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank AnandNeha2006
Reviewed 6 days ago

We checked this site out during the day and it was nice. But, at night they play music with lighting and a 100ft high fountain of water erupts and it is a beautiful sight to see and well worth a visit day and night.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Quentin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice fountain situated at Grant Park. Such a beautiful backdrop to capture memorable landmark. I would want to come back again to take picture on sunrise. Too bad didn’t have my cam on that time. The area is very convenient if you’re in staying...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank getreal2me99
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first look the Buckingham Fountain was spouting like a geyser way up into the air. It then settled down to a more grouped effect. I thought it was beautiful. I understand that the fountain is timed to reach it full height after so many...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank yellowbirdVermont
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fountain, located in Grant Park, reminded me of the fountain in Central Park, NY. With the Boston Marathon coming up in a few days, the tents and port-a-potties basically made taking photos difficult.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LoriGrg
Reviewed 1 week ago

South of the Millennium garden the other park area you can easily locate the Buckingham Fountain, in full flow in the summer its worth locating and getting some spray from it, beautiful fountian.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to Chicago and while it is a historic fountain, now that I've seen it once I probably wouldn't go out of my way to see it again. I really enjoyed Grant Park and the walk across from the fountain to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst in Millennium Park we decided to head over to Buckingham Fountain as we had read about the shows. There was a lot of work going on within the park to prepare for the Chicago marathon and this did spoil the view of the fountain...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hannahw504
Reviewed 1 week ago

this can be seen for miles , even from the top of the sears tower and is great for a photo and a video or even boomerang video be interesting to see what its like at night, definitely see it if your in the area

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dgraham76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if in chicago you must stop by and be amazed at the beautiful Buckingham fountain. Take a camera and enjoy the show!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Kristen B
25 September 2019|
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Response from Neta_Avivi | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. I walked so I didn't pay attention to the parking options. Good luck.
18 September 2018|
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Response from ALnG_Culinary | Reviewed this property |
For an answer that is solid, I would call the Public works Department. They can tell you when the water is turned off to prevent pipes from freezing. "cityofchicago" "." "org"
Ivy R
17 July 2018|
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Response from Areya W | Reviewed this property |
It's on 8am -11pm w/ light show at dusk. I was there a few weeks ago it was back to regular operating hours.