Just like it has for 90 years now, Buckingham Fountain was turned on for the first time since last Fall this past Saturday, May 6th.
I love seeing the Fountain on when I drive past Grant Park on Lake Shore Drive!
So just how much water is in Buckingham Fountain?
It’s a little more than your bathtub, that’s for sure!
It holds one and a half million gallons of water and shoots water 150 feet into the air! The fountain itself, which sorta looks like a layer cake, was built to look like the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles.
The fountain performs it’s aqua-themed show ever hour starting at 9 AM. The show lasts 20 minutes, with the last show starting at 10:35 PM.