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Crown Fountain

Outdoor Sculpture, Public Art, and Fountain
Grant Park, Chicago
  • Faithe M.
    "... of the fountain and people watch."(2 Tips)
    David B.
    "Amazing structure by Chicago architecture firm Krueck & Saxton"(2 Tips)
    John K.
    "Great fountain, watch your step, the ground is wet and slippery"(13 Tips)
    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "Splash around in the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park"(7 Tips)
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  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenNovember 27, 2014
    I always take out of town visitors here, but be aware that they turn off the "spitting" water feature as well as the fountains well before the first frost.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJune 2, 2017
    Very successful park in downtown Chicago. Even adults can cool off without feeling odd about "playing in a fountain" here. Great people-watching, too.
  • Darren C.
    Darren CalhounOctober 22, 2011
    This is actually the Crown Plaza, aka - the "Faces Fountain" that spits water. There's a rotating outdoor exhibit of sculpture in the area as well as events year-round.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 2, 2014
    Nice place to cool off on a hot day. Come early for some photos before the crowds
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanSeptember 8, 2012
    Wikipedia: "Interactive ... public art and video sculpture featured in Chicago's Millennium Park. ... Designed by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa and executed by Krueck and Sexton Architects." Fun 4 kids!
  • Matt H.
    Matt H.July 22, 2014
    An interesting stop. Seems that this area has been turned into a water park. Call me a fuddy-duddy, but I feel it detracts from the nature of the art...
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraSeptember 8, 2015
    A fun fountain park, but mostly if you have children. Otherwise, the people-watching is great.
  • Jennie
    JennieAugust 28, 2013
    Take your shoes off and go for a dip in the hot weather. :) The art is not working right now as it's under construction.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Traveling with kids? Splash around in the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park before attending a free family lecture, workshop or tour. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Cody L.
    Cody LoranceSeptember 4, 2012
    Bring the children on a warm day and be ready to get wet. Free, Chicago fun that is difficult to top.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJune 1, 2013
    Bring a plastic bag for your phone and wallet. The more time you spend here, the more likely things will get wet.
  • Faithe M.
    Faithe MasonJune 4, 2015
    I love to come here during my lunch break and enjoy the sounds of the fountain and people watch.
  • Kelcie B.
    Kelcie BeckerSeptember 19, 2013
    Make sure to visit when it's not too hot! Mad house during summer.
  • Let's Go Road Trippin
    Let's Go Road TrippinOctober 23, 2013
    Great place to cool off on a hot day. How many faces appear on the monoliths?
  • John K.
    John KiddeNovember 2, 2014
    Great fountain, watch your step, the ground is wet and slippery
  • Peter S.
    Peter SHINAugust 12, 2013
    When screen move, it is awesome for everyone. But it is not, just good for kids.
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HaskinsSeptember 18, 2014
    Just checking out the sights and enjoying the weather between meetings.
  • Eva G.
    Eva GuadarramaMarch 14, 2016
    I really like this fountain, and I recommend going here in the summer to cool off.
  • Chulses M.
    Chulses MacSmithsSeptember 5, 2015
    Fun sculpture park. Gets crowded with children splashing everywhere.
  • Victoria A.
    Victoria AlexisJune 9, 2015
    Awesome display of art
  • Donnie B.
    Donnie BMarch 22, 2013
    The place is kind of over run buy kids during the summer time cooling off in the fountain
  • Jt T.
    Jt TurnerMay 7, 2015
    Architecture is great
  • JH H.
    JH H-DMay 12, 2016
    Splashing in the water is fun, but the stream coming out of someone's mouth is a bit much
  • Tripp A.
    Tripp AllenSeptember 28, 2013
    Awesome at night ♥
  • Cihan M.
    Cihan M.D.May 30, 2015
    Cheers to municipality for free wifi (connect 'park wifi')
  • Silvia B.
    Silvia Butta CaliceAugust 15, 2015
    Just WOW!!!
  • Moonlamoo ..
    Moonlamoo .July 17, 2017
    Watching kids playing with water is refreshing 😍
  • David B.
    David BasultoAugust 17, 2011
    Amazing structure by Chicago architecture firm Krueck & Saxton
  • Griffin E.
    Griffin EngSeptember 12, 2013
    Great silhouette photo opportunities at night
  • Lee M.
    Lee MayAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    It's hard to have lunch at the fountain during the summer since it becomes a kiddies pool :-(
  • Ben C.
    Ben CaronSeptember 9, 2015
    Not sure to like this. It might be more interesting at night
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LeeAugust 4, 2016
    Hang around for when the fountain goes off. The faces change afterwards.
  • Eva 🐾 B.
    Eva 🐾 BanovaJanuary 19, 2016
    It doesn't work in winter, so we'll have to come back in summer
  • Bethany O.
    Bethany OJuly 17, 2013
    ❤ 👍 great in summer!
  • Nathaly R.
    Nathaly RiveraAugust 15, 2015
    I love this place
  • Megurine L.
    Megurine LukaJune 10, 2015
    So fun. I loved it when I was little.
  • William S.
    William StudartJuly 11, 2016
    Kinda creepy, but very interesting and unique
  • Jaime B.
    Jaime BricenoJuly 7, 2014
    Want a break for the heat of the summer this is your place!!!
  • Сергей Б.
    Very attractive place.
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic summer fun for the kids!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 9, 2016
    Good tourist people watching
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 24, 2015
    Take the children to paddle in the water!
  • Wes H.
    Wes HarschJuly 13, 2012
    Bring a bathing suit and a towel!
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas Carson JrAugust 21, 2013
    Great place to cool off
  • Meg G.
    Meg GonzalesJuly 14, 2013
    Great for kids
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniOctober 7, 2016
    Weird faces were funny. Fountain part wasn't working.
  • Vimarsh K.
    Vimarsh KarbhariAugust 20, 2013
  • Min
    MinJune 27, 2011
    Happy place!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisOctober 20, 2017
    It's better when it's working.
  • Keisha W.
    Keisha Walker-MathewApril 18, 2012
    Funny watching the tourist
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