Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain

Local nameBuckingham Fountain
LocationChicago Loop, United States

One of the largest fountains in the world and a gem of the Grand Park and of the whole Chicago. Its jets shoot water 47 meters high and illuminate it with colourful lights. Be sure to visit it after dusk when it is lit up.

Dedicated in 1927, it commemorates Clarence F. Buckingham. The fountain was sponsored by Clarence's sister Kate Buckingham who also co-created some design features. It cost a staggering $750,000 to build.

It was featured in many series and TV shows. The fans of the iconic show Married with Children will surely hear the theme song playing in their heads the second they see the fountain because it was here where the opening of the theme was filmed.

There's free Wi-Fi around the fountain for those who want to share their experiences with the world immediately.

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Opening hours

Above hours apply when the fountain is open, typically May to mid-October.

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1 312 742 3918

Address 301 S. Columbus Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA

Coordinates 41°52'32.888" N -87°37'8.301" E

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