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Artist Point

East end of South Rim Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Pensacola, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

No trip to Yellowstone is complete without a visit to Artist's Point! Consider being there in the early morning for the right lighting impact.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

More stunning views of the canyon with the falls one direction and the rapids of the river in the other. The colours of the rocks are an artists inspiration and a photographers dream

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This consists of the "Golden Gate" sandwiching a tall waterfall and a beautiful river. The rock formations and colors of the surrounding canyon are simply stunning. Not to be missed as you drive through the Park.

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Minnesota
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great spot early in the day to take pictures and overall viewing of the lower falls. Get there early in the day as every tour bus in the park seems to rotate through starting early in the day. If you've never visited Yellowstone, this is a stop you'll be glad you did.

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The falls and the canyon can be observed from this single vantage point. You'll take a "postcard type" picture for sure.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We hiked just under two miles one way to Artist Point starting at the bridge and felt that the hike really added to our enjoyment, as we saw the strength of the water build until it reached Artist Point. At the viewing deck there are several places to sit and rest, have a snack/drink, etc. Also restrooms are available there.... More

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What a view you get looking right down the canyon at the falls. The colours just draw you in and you can just sit forever taking it all in. A must visit

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Columbus, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The view IS great, but so crowded it was hard to appreciate. Go at sunrise, a guidebook said, but that was early for us tourists. Uncle Tom's hike was strenuous, but if you can manage the steps (back up is the hard part), the view is better than at the Artist Point. Moran obviously disagreed.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The canyon walls and the blue waters makes this place for everyone, artist or not. Almost always crowded as everyone wants a picture here. But it is worth the wait to get a photograph here.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are limited in time, this is a good stop to include. The view of the waterfall is lovely, as well as the geology. It's also fun to do a brief anthropological study of people taking selfies in front of a view of artistic splendor. "Here I am/we are at Artist Point!" There was even someone taking glamour shots... More

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