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Buckingham Fountain - 12 Reviews - Grant Park, Chicago, IL - Aquariums, Zoos & Botanical Gardens Reviews - Phone (312) 742-7648

Buckingham Fountain

Grant Park (at Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway)
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-7648
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My husband proposed to me at Buckingham fountain! It's a beautiful sight and it's amazing when it's lit.


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Romantic! 3/26/2008

My husband proposed to me at Buckingham fountain! It's a beautiful sight and it's amazing when it's lit. more

Beautiful simplicity 5/16/2006

Spent hours relaxing, watching people and taking in the wonderful view. Shaded areas are great to get out of the summer sun and let the lake breeze cool you, and there are ample benches and picnic tables too. Even in the middle of this bustling city, it is really peaceful here. Just blocks away from the lakefront, hotels, and museums. My husband and I fell in love here, and come back when ever we can! more

Great ""Walkby"" Attraction 5/2/2003

Beautiful sculpted artwork in this huge fountain. Was on our way back from the Field Museum and neat to look at. Wouldn't pay cab fare or go out of my way to go to it again though. Chicago takes great pride/care of their architecture and landscaping. This is no exception! They could use some plaques aroudn the fountain describing the history of the fountain, etc. Pros: Beautiful more

Visual Pleasure 12/19/2002

Situated in an Ideal location in the beautifully maintain Grant Park area. With great Hot Dogs and a magnificent view of Lake Michagan. Even beautiful when not lit. More beautiful with the lights on. Recently restored and the addition of moving the computer that controls the lighting closer to the city. Truly Chicago. Pros: Free, ample Parking, open area more

The Beauty Of Europe 10/26/2002

This is an awesome place to visit. It remined me of some thing you would find in England. It takes your breath away. more

beautious! 8/8/2002

great spot to visit, especially on a beautiful summer night-the colors of the fountain are gorgeous! Pros: inexpensive Cons: parking more

romantic spot 8/5/2002

The light show was beautiful and set again the chicago skyline on one side and the moon over Lake Michigan on the other, it was simply amazing. more

Calming Waters 7/29/2002

This place is extremely beautiful. Excellent for a first date. The water is calming and relaxing. The music sucks but it is very romantic. Definitely a must see in the heart of downtown Chicago. Pros: Free, Beautiful Cons: Parking more

Impressive sight 6/12/2002

You see pictures of this fountain everywhere--on postcards, calendars and in movies--but you don't get a sense for how impressive and large this fountain is until you see it up close. Great place to take a romantic stroll in the summertime. Pros: Romantic spot more

Watch the colors at night! 6/2/2002

This is a timeless beauty to look at. The fountain is a very nice and romantic place to stroll. At night the fountain displays multi colors while the water goes almost sky high. It is across from the lake front, if you want to watch the boats go by. Cons: meter parking more

classic chicago landmark 5/15/2002

very romantic spot to walk to with your sweetie (though late at night it's pretty quiet around here). my sister brought her wedding party here after the ceremony for pictures; it's that kind of place. great for kids, too. an impressive sight. and free! more

What a splash 5/12/2002

I like how there seems to be so much to do around the fountain, in addition to watching the water fly in the air. It's right next to the lake and all the downtown buildings tower above. This is also a great place to take family photographs. more
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  • Overview
    Buckingham is one of the largest fountains in the world, with 134 jets spraying more than 14,000 gallons of water per minute as high as 135 feet in the air. A computer controls...

  • 10/12/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 8am-11pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Loop, Central