Buckingham Fountain

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.

- Advertisement -


Best Halloween Events for Kids in Chicago and Suburbs

Have a spooktacular time with your family thanks to these local events.

Local Moms on a Mission to End Gun Violence

The March Fourth movement is now a non-profit organization with the mission to federally ban assault weapons.

Free Museum Days in Chicagoland

Family fun that is easy on the wallet.

- Advertisement -