Fountain of the Great Lakes
E Jackson Drive
Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312 977 9483 (Tourist Information)
Installed within the outdoor area of The Art Institute of Chicago
, the Fountain of the Great Lakes is a sculpture by Lorado Taft. Also referred to as the Spirit of the Great Lakes Fountain, it is a symbolic representation of water passing through the Great Lakes. Hence, it has five figurines of females together where water flows through their shells, replicating the Great Lakes. Critics and locals have had their own interpretations, and this sculpture has been lauded and criticized several times, but it still attracts tourists from all over and is an integral part of Chicago.