Buckingham Fountain is Chicago’s landmark and one of the largest fountains in the world. The fountain shoots water up vertically to nearly 50 meters. Not bad I would say. A word of advice though, the weather conditions of the “Windy City” may not always be ideal for fountain viewing. Wind may carry the the water hundreds of meters and I quess it is fair to say that Buckingham Fountain is actually the largest lawn sprinkler in the universe.