Buckingham Fountain © Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar
Located alongside Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago in Grant Park, often referred to as the city's front yard, Buckingham Fountain is one of the city's most popular attractions. The fountain used to be the official starting point of the celebrated US Route 66. Donated to the city by Kate Buckingham, in memory of her brother Clarence Buckingham, on 26 August 1927, the fountain represents Lake Michigan and each sea horse symbolises a state bordering the lake. Water shows run every hour on the hour and last for 20 minutes. The last show of the night is at 10pm. The fountain is a lovely urban landmark and a popular meeting place.
Address: Grant Park, Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway