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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

I visited in November so there's no water coming out of it. But it was still good to see. However, no big deal if you missed it.

Thank suwei2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place for the kids to play but it is also so amazing to see the display as it changes. Two walls communicating and you just stay there fascinated to see and enjoy a peaceful time

Thank IvetteD68
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting fountain and very unusual. You can see different human faces. One face can smile. There are many kinds around of there. You should visit this place.

Thank lukas21011977
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fountain is great all the time, but especially magic during or just after the rain. On our visit to Chicago we walked past it several times, and always enjoyed what we saw. Sadly, we didn't time it right to see the water come out...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish there was a description or scripture somewhere that explained the meaning behind the photos and structure. {Maybe there was but I missed it?} Either way, it's worth seeing if you're near that area.

Thank xkaybee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure if it was our luck or there is something we missed, but the fountains were not working in late October when we visited.

1  Thank 8SAB8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my preparation for my first trip to Chicago, I saw only one minor comment about this fountain. It intrigued me, so we made a point to find it. This is a must-see--it is the cleverest fountain I've ever seen! And I love that it's...More

Thank panda618
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour stopped here on our bus trip and we were able to see the fountain. It was super hot outside so there was a ton of kids playing in the water. It was so cute to see them wait for the fountain to spray...More

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 9 October 2018

It is one of the interesting fountains in the list of things you can see around in the millennium park. The park itself is beautiful with some other interesting objects and architecture.

Thank Krishn_Chicago
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Wasn't sure what all the hype was about, but once you are there and witness the larger than life exhibit it really is very impressive. there is a pool of shallow water separating the two pillars of faces, so you can experience the reflection of...More

1  Thank RoadtripTraveller08
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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!!