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Buckingham Fountain


Buckingham Fountain

301 East Columbus Drive and 500 South Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL

The Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world and iconic to Chicago. Dedicated in 1927, the fountain is located in Grant Park between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Drive. Modeled after a fountain in Versailles, France, the fountain is decorated with a sea-life motif and uses as much as 15,000 gallons of water per minute. Between April to mid-October (weather-permitting) the fountain shoots a 20-minute water display with a central spout shooting 150 feet into the air every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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