In Kansas City, you can find about 200 Kansas City Fountains in total which can surely be able to impress you and make a mark in your minds upon your visit. Here are some of them:
Crown Center Square Fountain
This is a very famous place for kids to endure the heat during the summer season. It is made of cobblestones with no apparent nozzles or plumbing or sculptures. The water just plainly springs up with 49 water jets situated under a special kind of grating. It is also considered as the most recently updated fountain within the city. It is believed that right after the renovation plans, the fountain will once again operate all year round.
This fountain is the only public fountain in the city which operates years round. It has an 80 foot basin which is circular in shape and has a center geyser that can direct water to about 35 feet in height. It is during the winter season that amazing ice sculptures form in water.
J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain
This is the most widely recognized fountain in the city. It is also considered as one of the most photographed. It was sculpted by Henri Greber from France in year 1910 and its figures were installed as planned for the Long Island estate. The equestrian figures represent the four great rivers worldwide.
Henry Wollman Block Fountain
This fountain is located in front of the Union Station and is considered the highest shooting fountain in Kansas City. It holds up a total of 85,000 gallons of water and it pumps up a total of 9,225 gallons of water every minute. It has 232 tiny jets which can shoot up to 120 feet up in the air. Its dedication was held in 2001 and it was a gift given by the H&R Block Foundation to the citizens of Kansas City.
Rozzelle Court Fountain
This is situated right in Rozzelle Court Restaurant at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art which is considered the oldest fountain in the place. It served to be one of the baths of imperial Rome which dated way back in 200 AD. It was originally made to be a fountain with the basin used to hold some oil to cleanse off the dust from the athletes. It fits quite ideally right in the center of the court.
Intercontinental Waterfall and Diana Fountain
Considered to be one of the tallest fountains in the city, this is the waterfall which can be found right outside the Intercontinental Hotel. It measures 56 feet in width and 17 feet in height. Its water curtain serves as the backdrop for the statue of Diana which also once served as a fountain but now only serves as a centerpiece figure for flowerbeds.
This is the city’s version of the Fountain of Youth. It was given dedication in June of 1995 and situated in the northern side of Kansas City. It displays a total of six bronze sculptures with children playing around the water and its artist Tom Corbin made the sculptures.