Artist Point, Yellowstone National Park

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One of the most photographed sights in Yellowstone National Park, Artist Point offers panoramic views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and lower Yellowstone Falls. The spot purportedly got its name because visitors thought it was the point from which Thomas Moran made sketches for his famed painting of the falls in 1872 (it was later determined that the sketches were made from a different spot). From this point you're surrounded by an array of soft pinks, yellows, and oranges that color the rugged façade of the canyon walls. Visit the overlook to see rainbows in the spray of the falls, which are 94 m (308 ft) high. Bring your binoculars for the chance to spot nesting bald eagles, osprey, and swallows along the cliff tops and canyon walls. This attraction is just a short walk from the parking lot and is accessed via a paved path that is wheelchair accessible. Put Artist Point and other Yellowstone National Park attractions into our Yellowstone National Park travel route planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We were lucky enough to visit the day after a snowfall, and the view was absolutely gorgeous. One of the prettiest natural scenes I've seen.  more »
  • In 8 trips I have never tired of see the Falls from it's many viewing points. If you plan at least half a day there it is great. If not, just go to Artist point and take pictures with the crowd. Peopl...  more »
  • Breathtaking site that should be experience by everyone, especially families with children. School pics and history lessons don’t do this justice.  more »
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  • Easily accessible by car and gorgeous views.
  • Spectacular views of the "Yellowstone Grand Canyon" with the falls off the Yellowstone River in the background.
  • 2017/8/19 Great place
  • Easy to reach the most beautiful view of the 2nd cascade. The largest. No trouble to reach this point that should be imperatively on your visit
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  • A sunbeam shows the colors of the Canyon
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