Crown Fountain

4.71460 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
  • Address: S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Entertainment, Tower, Architecture , Fountain

Located within the Millennium Park, the Crown Fountain is a major attraction in Chicago. Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the fountain is made up of two 50 feet tall glass block towers made up of many LED screens. These screens project images of many Chicago citizens with their mouths open from where the water of the fountain falls. An interesting piece of architecture, the fountain attracts many amateur photographers as well as architecture and electronics buffs. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chicago itinerary 5 days.

Crown Fountain Travel Tips

  • If you intend on getting wet at the fountain, don’t forget to carry a change of clothes!

Crown Fountain Hours

  • The fountain’s water operates from May to October. 

How to Reach Crown Fountain

  • Michigan and Monroe bus stop
  • Michigan/ Madison bus stop

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  • Crown Fountain Address: S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
  • Crown Fountain Timing: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Crown Fountain(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Crown Fountain: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 13.94% of people who visit Chicago include Crown Fountain in their plan

  • 44.05% of people start their Crown Fountain visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Crown Fountain

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

61.58% of people prefer walking in order to reach Crown Fountain

People normally club together Cloud Gate and Millennium Park while planning their visit to Crown Fountain.

People also prefer to start their day with Crown Fountain.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Crown Fountain Reviews & Ratings

  • One of our favorite spots in Chicago. We take the kids here every summer for a splash and pictures. It's usually open May-October and is one of the top 10 photo locations in the city. Kids played in the water as young as 1 but its usually best for kids aged 2.5+ just because there are so many bigger kids running around. The stone slabs can be a bit slippery so be careful. Lots of food options along Michigan Ave as well as the Park Grill.

  • Very cool 'fountain'! I really liked that people used it to cool off when I was there on a hot day. But the coolest are the 2 continually changing faces, and every few minutes spouting water from their mouths.

  • Pretty awesome monument/art using actual faces from Chicago people. Definitely unique and worth a few minutes to go check it out and watch a full cycle of faces and the fountain being on.

  • Great sightseeing spot. Peaceful, open air, and near great places to shop and eat. Can miss visiting the crown fountain!

  • I thought this was a really unique artistic fountain. It's really cool how it doubles as art and sort of a water park for small kids. One thing I really liked about the Crown fountain is that the faces that were projected onto the towers were all actually people who lived in Chicago. That's just a very cool concept.

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