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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. 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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  • The road to Artist Point is very close to Canyon and easily reachable by car. There's a very short walk up to excellent views of the canyon and the waterfalls.  more »
  • Breath taking views.. .you have to shut out the human sounds around you but take a second here and really take it in. Say a wish and be grateful for what you are able to experience. So amazing when yo...  more »
  • Most beautiful natural wonder we saw in our tour of 7 National Parks. Perfect weather in late may. Great flow. Moderate crowds perfect. Wished I could stay there for days on end.  more »