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Artist Point

East end of South Rim Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I entered the park through the south gate and with my senior pass it was free. You get a map as you enter the gate with all the lookout sites clearly shown. In my view Artist Point (view of the Upper and Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone) is the most spectacular non-geothermal feature in Yellowstone. There are... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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177 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Artists point is a very short walk from the parking lot, and well worth it for the beautiful view. Be prepared to be patient to get to the front of the crowd to take your photos though - it's a popular tourist spot in the park (and you will quickly see why). Total parking to point and back to the... More 

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Eden, Utah
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful view, but be careful. True story: a man on his honeymoon asked his bride to back up a step for a better photo - and she did. Enjoy the view and worth the drive around the back side of the falls. Stop at Uncle Tom's trail.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It has a really gorgeous view, while the colors you see also depends on time of day and weather. On weekends there could also be a LOT of people.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We thought this was one of the most spectacular views within Yellowstone. Located in the Canyon Area (just south of Canyon Village), when traveling north on Grand Loop Road, make a right over Chittenden Bridge and follow South Rim Drive to the very end. You will pass Uncle Tom's Point on the left. There is a parking lot and restrooms... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is another one of the MUST STOPS in YSNP. It's a great place to see the Canyon and a beautiful waterfall.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is difficult to believe that something this surreal exists in such accessible nature. The colors are spectacular, a dream for a photographer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very beautiful! Always love a drive up the shore! :) We always like to get ice cream and then walk out to the point.

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Lellie11
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You will walk a half mile through flat (easy) and facinating terrain to get to an amazing sight, then you will have to climb well maintaines stairs and trails to see this most special place. I am probably too lazy to describe it. Just go. You will never forget it. A good smart phone camera can capture everything.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Artist point is located on South rim of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (don't confuse with the Grand Canyon in Arizona). Just a few minutes walking from parking lot (wheelchair path available). You can see both upper and lower falls, Yellowstone river, and colorful canyon. In my opinion, this is the most beautiful spot in this canyon area. Amazing!!!

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