Fountains in Chicago

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Fountains in Chicago

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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL16,956 contributions
    One of the great outdoor features in Chicago is this fountain in Grant Park. It was the opening for the TV show Married with Children. It has also been featured in many other shows set in Chicago.

    Unfortunately, both times we visited the fountain it was down for repairs, while they started. However, the last day before we left, we caught a glimpse of the fountain working as we left town. I greatly enjoyed this fountain, especially the way it is set against the skyline. It was made for pictures.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL16,956 contributions
    This is a fun feature in Millennium Park. We saw it multiple times including once in the hot middle of the day. This is when kids of all ages enjoyed the cool waters, including those coming out of the face screens. We also saw it when there were a variety of different faces looking across at each other. Again a fun feature to a great park.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Nicolas Rousseau
    L'Epiphanie, Canada5 contributions
    Nice place with some music. The place are calm and people are respectiful. A nice place to go with kids to take a break when you walk.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Cynthia K
    Westville, IN2,999 contributions
    This is a cool fountain we were able to see while on our boat tour. The docent said a few words about it. I took a couple of pictures. We didn't see the water shooting across the river, which was disappointing.
    Written 23 September 2019
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,632 contributions
    Stopped here as it seemed like an excellent end to our trip.

    It was.

    Very huge and stunning monument.

    Right off the road so easy to find, down the street from a college I believe, and along this big bend (curve).

    Nicely maintained it seemed, so different than from what I saw in other pics on here, showing green water.

    Partially paved/partially grass.

    No parking spaces, but you can park back some along the side of the road (no diagonal parking).

    Great view in the daytime.

    Written 2 June 2021
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  • Monica1124
    Chicago, IL146 contributions
    This picture with the fountain is Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park Chicago not Drexel Fountain. Drexel fountain is on the South side of Chicago near 55th and King Dr in Washington Park.
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • Irina
    United States10,168 contributions
    The location of Pioneer Court can't be beat - it is a central plaza between N Michigan Avenue, Tribune Tower, Equitable Life Assurance of America Building (a skyscraper at 401 N Michigan Ave), a new Apple Store (opened in 2017) and Michigan Ave Bridge.

    Pioneer Court is not that large, but now it's decorated for holidays, plus it opens to some fantastic views of major central landmarks and attraction sites of the city, including Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Chicago River, and London Guarantee Building across Michigan Avenue Bridge.

    Great place.
    Written 21 December 2019
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,024 contributions
    My wife and I live a half-block from Chicago's Lincoln Park, the largest park in the city, which is laden with historic monuments and includes one of the nation's leading zoos. On our walks through the park, we admire the Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Franklin statues. We always take time to sit by the Fountain Girl statue. Not the original, however. Listen to this interesting tale. Located a few steps south of the West LaSalle Street underpass, east of the Chicago History Museum and west of Lake Shore Drive, the Fountain Girl statue was the inspiration of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which urged its members to create public fountains throughout the world to provide "pure drinking water" as an alternative to liquor. The original statue, designed by English artist George Wade, was first installed near the WCTU booth at the World's Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park in 1893. In 1895, it was moved to the Woman's Temple at LaSalle and Monroe Streets. After the temple was demolished, the statue was moved Lincoln Park in 1921. In the 1930s, when its site was altered for the Lake Shore Drive reconstruction project, the bronze fountain sat in storage for several years. In 1940, it was installed at its current location. In the late 1950s, the sculpture was stolen and never recovered although its granite base sat untouched. Finally, in 2007, funds were provided for the reproduction of the statue. It was installed in 2012 with a plaza around the monument.
    Written 11 July 2022
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