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Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world. Built in a rococo wedding cake style and inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, it is meant to allegorically represent Lake Michigan. It operates from April to October, with regular water shows and evening color-light shows. Best time to go is from dusk till closing time. During the winter, the fountain is decorated with festival lights.

Address: 301 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Opening hours: Daily 8am – 11pm
Direction: Subway Brown/Green/Orange/Pink/Purple Line to Adams/Wabash Station or Madison/Wabash Station; Red Line to Monroe Station
Phone: +1 (312) 742-7529
Website: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/clarence-f-buckingham-memorial-fountain

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