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Buckingham Fountain

When it was built in 1927, Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park was the largest fountain in the world, and remains one of the largest to this day. The fountain was designed to represent Lake Michigan and the 4 States it touches- Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan- and you’ll see a bronze seahorse on the fountain’s facade symbolizing each state.

The fountain is a must-see spectacle year round: in the warm weather you’ll be treated to daytime water shows and nighttime laser shows; in the cold months the fountain is decorated in lights for the holidays.

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