Buckingham Fountain



Liz DeCarlo

80  Number of years Buckingham Fountain has been open, specifically since May 26, 1927.


4  Number of sea horses on the fountain, which symbolize the four states that touch Lake Michigan: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.


134  Number of jets in the fountain.


1.5  Million gallons of water that make up the fountain’s water capacity.

14,100  Gallons of water per minute spurted through the 134 jets.


820  Number of lights used to illuminate the fountain at night.


150  How high the center jet of the fountain shoots, in feet, into the air.


15  Number of hours the fountain runs each day, from mid-April to mid-October.



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