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Crown Fountain

201 E Randolph St, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
+1 312-742-1168
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“millennium park” (157 reviews)
“kids playing” (36 reviews)
“changing faces” (34 reviews)
201 E Randolph St, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-742-1168
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very original and nice fountain but only in the summer. It is awsome to people and children running in the water beyond the changing face on the water screen

Thank Emmanuel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really cool to see, especially if you know the background/purpose of the fountain. It is worth a stop if you are walking through the park

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you go to the bean, it is a small walk to this place. During the day, this is an amazing place for kids to play in water and stay cool. Water will shoot out of the mouth during different times. At night, kids are...More

Thank ALinCA5512
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a mayor event during the cold months, but still very funny to see. The bright displays are clearly visible and I can imagine how enjoyable it must be for families with children during the summer. Most of the crowds were located near the bean,...More

Thank holidaycoco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't have little kids any more, but my idea of a good time is sitting in the sun, watching the kids play in this face-changing fountain. They wait for the timed spouting of the water from the mouths and squeal and shout. From babies...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This city is all about art and innovation and the crown fountain is not the exception. If you go to the Millennium Park, don't forget to visit!

Thank Jazz_Girl83
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I got to see a lot of famous Chicago landmarks during my trip last summer, but Crown Fountain would have the most memorable. These two imposing monoliths with LCD projections of human faces look futuristic like something out of Blade Runner. I was there during...More

Thank Alex Q
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Nice fountain in the Millennium Park, good place for some nice picture, with the skyline and the lake in the background... Don't miss it

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This “art work” is defenately unique. The faces move and you have the wierd feeling that you are being watched. Didn’t see the water feature as it was too cold in November. A must see, along with cloud gate, skating rink, and the millennium monument...More

Thank Gillian O
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Crown Fountain is extrememely fun to visit- summertime especially. I have many childhood memories wading in the water here. It is not only very clean, but extremely safe. It is in an exceptionally convenient location because it’s right next to millenium park, the art institute,...More

Thank Julia M
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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6 May 2017|
Response from Ranjana P | Reviewed this property |
11pm in the summer
Kapil L
11 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 kargalvan | 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!!