Buckingham Fountain is located in Grant Park, Chicago, on Lake Michigan to the East and Columbus Drive to the west. It is very close to the famous Michigan Avenue and only takes 10 minutes to walk from the Museum of the Chicago Academy of Art. It is said to be the largest lighting fountain in the world. The base of Buckingham Fountain is made of red marble. The pool has three floors. The sculpture in the pool enhances its artistic taste. Hundreds of sprays around the pool shoot to the center, and a water column in the center sprays up to 450 meters. I've been there two or three times. Spring and autumn sunny days, fountains, blue sky, lakes, into a spectacular painting. The night view is the most beautiful, with colourful lights and colourful water columns. The high-rise lights on Michigan Avenue shine with it. The first time I came here was in winter. It was cold and windy. There were few tourists. The fountain was not blown. It was lonely and empty. It had a special taste. The second time, come again at the turn of spring and summer, feeling very different.
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark located in Grant Park Center. If you are lucky, you can see a beautiful rainbow.
It is about 300 meters away from Cloud Gate in Millennium Park and 200 meters away from Lake Michigan all the way. It is connected to the airport by a subway station. It is a free and open scenic spot. Clean and orderly, you can't miss the scenic spots. There are fountains when we go in summer. There are no crowded tourists. When we go in winter, the fountain stops, probably because of the temperature.
Super giant fountain, with seals spraying in the summer sunshine, is a European Palace model. It is said that after summer night (8:30), there will be more colorful lights. Buckingham fountain has a beautiful blue sky. Of course, it is also a landmark building in Chicago.
Buckingham Fountain is also a card-punching attraction in Chicago. It was built in 1927, using the Rococo Wedding Cake style, inspired by the Leto Fountain in Versailles Palace. But the fountain is only open from April to October. Fountains represent Lake Michigan, and each hippocampus represents the lakeside states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. ?
I gave this place a star because Buckingham Fountain advertised on Chicago's 2008 Summer and Autumn official travel website, so I booked a trip in October 2008. The advertisement says that at the end of autumn, tourists can enjoy the beautiful and gentle music fountain performance, which lasts 20 minutes every hour at 11 p.m. I put it on my itinerary list and went a long way to Grant Park, where we finally found a sign on the wall saying that the fountain had been closed for major repair. There was no saying when it would reopen. So it's better to check before you go.
Buckingham Fountain has a limited amount of water each year, probably from April to October. When the fountain has water, new people often come to take wedding photos. It's a pity that the fountain was dry when I came to browse. The fountain is large and very designed. When the weather is good, the fountain will be very beautiful if it has water and Chicago architecture and Lake Michigan.