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Artist Point, Yellowstone National Park
(4.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Artist Point and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yellowstone National Park attractions using our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • One of our favorite hikes while we were there. Lovely viewpoints. Accessible to all. Very pretty particularly late afternoon. 
  • Definitely a must see. There's not much else to say about it. You will not be disappointed! Bring your best camera and time it with sunrise or sunset. 
  • This has to be the most beautiful point to the waterfall. By the easy walk is sometimes very busy, but that certainly does not.
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  • This is a must see if you are in Yellowstone. If you come in the early morning the sunlight makes the walls glow with warmth and as an added bonus you will have much fewer people to fight for good pictures. That being said, there are lots of great places to take pictures of this amazing place. I visited in August 2016.
  • This is my favorite view of the canyon and falls. Good sized parking g lot but even it can fill when it is the busy season. Between busses and distracted drivers, watch yourself as you cross the lot. Bus tours can have some very rude people. Be patient. It is worth it.
  • Really scenic spot with so many different natural colors. We came here in the evening , there was no rush and it looked really beautiful. There is ample parking space here and you have nice view of lower falls.
  • Amazing view, probably the best one in the park with the shortest walk if you're not in a walking mood.
  • Witnessed the most beautiful sunset here last week. It's less busy after dinner time, that's a great time to go. Early morning is great too for morning lighting on the falls.