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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  • The natural palette of colours gives a descriptive name to this place. The outlook offers the perfect view from above of the Lowers Falls, frames by canyon walls. From the Artist Point, a short trail ...  more »
  • The Artists point of the Grand Canyon of Yellow stone is one of the best sites in the park. The YELLOW stones on the cliffs signify the name of the park. Try to reach there before Sun set to see how t...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning! A quick stop on the drive from Old Faithful to Mammoth, a reasonable driving time from both. Only time for one stop but so glad we picked this one. With views up and down the cany...  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

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Where to stay in Yellowstone National Park

As one of the U.S.'s most popular national parks, Yellowstone provides plenty of options for sleeping within its boundaries. Choose from lodges, inns, cabins, hotels, motels, and campgrounds throughout the park. Most of the structured accommodations lie in the park's most-visited areas, such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, Old Faithful Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Staying on the northern side of the lake puts you right in the heart of the park, making it relatively convenient to visit other areas. Resorts, lodges, and guest ranches line the road just outside the park's east entrance, and a cluster of motels and hotels fills the town of West Yellowstone near the west entrance. You can also opt for lodges and inns to the north in Gardiner, Montana, or find nearly every type of accommodation to the south in Jackson, Wyoming. Staying outside the park is fine if you plan to drive through in a day and catch the highlights, but you'll want to spend at least one night inside the park if you plan to explore it more thoroughly.
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