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Artist Point

East end of South Rim Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

There are more famous views in the park, but this is where the paintings were executed that convinced Congress to make Yellowstone a National Park. The view is great and it's a short stop! It's much different in the winter than in warmer weather. Food and restrooms are nearby

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Bring your telephoto lenses and have fun shooting some of the best photos of your life. No matter the time of day, this is a super place to get good photos.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The entire canyon area is great, but this is a great last stop for your day. Very impressive views of the lower falls and the canyon.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Being an artist, I guess I could not appreciate the rustic beauty enough to paint it since I use bright colors. It was interesting for about 10 minutes and then I was ready to go. The waterfalls were nice.

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Santa Clarita California
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The view from this site is simply spectacular. We looked down at the river far below, and noticed an Osprey nest on a jaged peak. There were at least one chick in the nest and the parents were feeding them fish from the river. Fantastic view of the falls from here.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The undulating ground, the waterfall in the back and wonderfull colours of the soil make for an amazing site. I can see why artists are impressed enough to come and keep painting it. It is touristy and the viewing point can get quite crowded but this is a must see view so don't get turned off by the comercial aspect.

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Eaton Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Artist Point was my favorite of the lookouts at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. You can look up river and see the falls and downriver for the variety of colors. My 10 year old daughter thought it was called Artist Point because Artists actually colored the sand and dirt. She couldn't believe it could be that colorful. If you... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Yeah, the place is next to a giant parking lot and almost always packed with tourists but if you go to Yellowstone you have to stop here. Artist Point is easy to access and provides the classic view of Yellowstone Canyon and the Lower Falls.There are plenty of very nice spots along the Point to stop and take some photos... More

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Andover, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Almost didn't stop here,....a ranger pointed this spot out to us and so glad she did -- Breath-taking! I have to agree with the others that have submitted reviews, best view of the Lower Falls.

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Kentucky
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is by far the most beautiful view of the canyon and falls. Short walk from the parking area,and a great picture spot.

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