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Clarence Buckingham Fountain, Chicago

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Contact: +1 312 742 7529
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 08:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Graceful sea horses spray jets of water into the lagoon that surrounds what is perhaps Chicago's most beloved public piece of art. Philanthropist Kate Buckingham commissioned the fountain in 1927 in honor of her brother Clarence. Its design parallels one of the fountains at Versailles Palace in France. You may, however, recognize it from the intro to “Married with Children.” Recently renovated, the fountain has been returned to its former splendor. At night, it becomes gorgeously illuminated, drawing crowds from May 1st (or earlier if warm) until mid-October.