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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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  • Artist Point (藝術家點) is on the south rim (south of the Yellowstone River) of the Grand Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. Artist Point was named by Frank Jay Haynes in 1983 by misinterpreting the loc...  more »
  • Using the South Rim Drive, you can stop and view the Lower Falls and Grand Canyon of Yellowstone at Artists Point. Artists Point is where you can have the most beautiful grand view of the Lower Falls ...  more »
  • Is very easy with the auto and there is practically no to walk to enjoy the views, beautiful place, this Woody and a bit of heat, the view you can rest more far away from the barrel according to the point of maps
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