8 Fun Fountains Chicago Families Should Know About

Sure, you already know Buckingham and Crown Fountains, but so does every tourist who sets foot in our fair city. But if you want to prove your “local” cred, these eight fabulously fun fountains are must-sees—and just might help you cool off on some of these sweltering Chicago days.

The Tropical Fountain

As far as tropical oases go, Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens are pretty top-of-the-line. Add in the dancing leapfrog fountains just begging to be run through, and your kids will think it’s just as good as a vacation to Fiji. Afterward, order a Mai Tai from Harry Caray’s Tavern for the true experience.