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201 E Randolph St, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-742-1168
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Over 1000 faces were recorded about 10 years ago and now play continuously on the two screens. Periodically the fountains spew water from the images’ mouths. When this occurs it is very cool and a little creepy. Have your phone camera ready when this happens...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed yesterday

This would not be a destination visit, but certainly worth the stop while walking around the other area attractions. It is close to the Bean, Pritzker Pavillion, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Buckingham Fountain.

Thank dcsae
Reviewed yesterday

This was a cool sight. In the past I have been here in the late winter and early fall and there hasn't been much activity but this time around there were so many people here kids were even splashing around in the water. What a...More

Thank Nina P
Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing and humorous fountain right downtown in Millennium Park (add this to your viewing agenda after seeing Cloud Gate). If it's warm you be a kid again and splash in the water at the base of the fountain. Facial images change periodically.

Thank SARChicago
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared for the kids to get wet if you are visiting with children. If you are solo, you can enjoy watching the kids play in the water in summertime. Watching the changing faces and waterfalls is fascinating. A truly unique fountain.

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is fun, especially on a hot day. If you're from the area, you may see someone on the fountain that you know. Photos were taken of local people.

Thank LFRobin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come watch the children of the world splash in the bubbling water. Come watch their parents get wet trying to assure their safety. Come watch older brothers and sisters torment their siblings with unexpected water splatters. Don't run, the signs say. Amazing how a six-year...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a perfect combination of ‘useable’ art and surroundings: on a warm summer Friday-afternoon many folks with kids enjoy the cool water in the little park.

Thank MJbLimbricht
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fully working in the last week of July, so a pleasure to witness kids splashing in the water tumbling over the screens - protected by glass, don't panic.

Thank highams5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so Cool! It was amazing. Nice place to take a break, maybe eat a packed lunch. This is something to see in Chicago.

Thank Laurie Y
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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6 May 2017|
Response from Ranjana P | Reviewed this property |
11pm in the summer
Kapil L
12 July 2016|
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Response from Marsha T | Reviewed this property |
Crown Fountain is not a swimming pool. It never gets deeper than your ankle. Nobody changes into bathing suits. They wade and kick and splash and little ones think it's heaven. Kick off your shoes and join the fun
11 October 2015|
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Response from karen g | Reviewed this property |
The fountain's water feature operates from mid-spring thru' till mid-fall... so I guess it just depends on the weather in any particular year. Mid-fall is so ambiguous!!