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Artist Point

East end of South Rim Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Hiking Trails
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was the end of our first day in Yellowstone and my husband and I were debating whether we needed to stop at this spot. We had been out and about in Yellowstone hiking and taking in the sites for about 8 straight hours and we were exhausted. We finally decided that we were here already, we might as well.... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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88 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

No rainbow for us but also no crowds! It was a cool rainy day at Artist Point and we though it brought out different colors in the canyon than what we had seen the day before. We hope to catch the rainbow next year when we return!

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Merrick, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It is one place in the park you should not miss. It's recognizable from the many artist renditions painted of it but nothing beats actually being there to witness it for yourself. This is one place in the park where a wheelchair can be used to get to the viewing area. There are no steps and the surface areas is... More

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New Ulm, MN
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

For me, it is this view along with Old Faithful that are the top two must dos in "Wonderland". The color in the canyon is incredible and you truly feel like you've been dropped into a painting. Don't miss it!

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Spokane, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There are several different vantage points, so you can get many pictures of this beautiful waterfall in the canyon. Not a far walk at all from the parking lot, and the view is unmatched.

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New York, NY and India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

...and you will meet half of tourists at Yellowstone there! (The other half are likely at Old Faithful) There is an odd dude painting (I think it was fake-painting...because he seemed to be posing more than painting) an unsettling self-portrait there. Sort of like the hermit who would occupy the hermit's cave in landscaped British estates, he seemed to be... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Artist Point is worth the easy drive and hike. Go early or late to avoid crowds and take the famous photo from the overlook. In my opinion, the waterfall and canyon are not as "grand" as other locations in the U.S., but you should definitely stop by if you are in the area to see Yellowstone's other amazing features.

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Red Deer, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was definitely worth the stop. This is an amazing view of the Canyon Falls and the canyon walls. Amazing colour and perfect scenery. Great photo opportunity. On the downside, parking can be limited, and the tourists come in droves (but, I guess I'm one of them). Kids enjoyed it too, and also like sitting on the 'stone couches' along... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What can you say about one of the most beautiful places in the world? Just breathtaking... try to forget about the tourists!

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There weren't too many brightly colored pools or springs here. We did see bubbling mud pots and pools.

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