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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  • This viewpoint on the South Rim is famous for its spectacular view of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  more »
  • Probably everyone has seen it in the summer, but if you ever get the chance see it in the winter (via snowmobile guide). It is a memorable and breathtaking experience.  more »
  • The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone has no shortage of viewpoints along both the North and South Rim Drives - Inspiration Point, Red Rock Point, Lookout Point, Grand View Point, and Artist Point. Whil...  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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