Artist Point
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  • kagatlin
    Statesville, North Carolina658 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible
    Hard to say much more than has already been said in all the previous reviews. A must see when you visit Yellowstone. One piece of advice, if you want the Sublime Trail, you only need to go about halfway. The views beyond this aren't worth the effort. Too many other great hikes in Yellowstone.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • travelgal1994
    Franklin, Tennessee1,051 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed!
    This is worth the stop and short walk to see the canyon and waterfalls! Our “Guide along “ app suggested we stop! So glad we did! Beautiful if the Grand Canyon and river you don’t get anywhere else in the park! Good parking lots and easy walk.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Rehoboth5
    Helena, Montana505 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth braving the summer crowds
    We're Montanans, and try to visit Yellowstone every year or so. The crowds in some of the park wear us out, but there are some sights that are worth braving those crowds. We stopped ata Artist Point on a sunny June weekday. We got a parking spot, and walked to the viewpoints. There were lots of people, but the vibe was upbeat and friendly. A ranger was giving talks on the history of the falls. The view of the falls and the canyon is indeed world class, and we never get tired to seeing it. So...it is indeed worth braving the crowds to see. Just be prepared for the crowds, slow down, relax and follow the rules. Don't be pushy. This place is truly a national treasure.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2024
  • Robert D
    4,185 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful spot
    Artist Point got its name from Thomas Moran's paintings of this area. His paintings helped convince Congress to set aside Yellowstone as a National Park. Moran painted the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Look at the color of the rocks. This is how Yellowstone got its name.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 July 2024
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA21,333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 • Family
I went here very early in the morning to make sure I could socially distance. It’s a truly beautiful spot. The whole park is great but this area is really nice. Great spot for pictures. Didn’t see any artists.
Written 18 August 2020
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parksvisitor
Maple Grove, MN1,372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
As far as viewpoints go in Yellowstone, this is a must do. The colors and the dramatic falls would be enough for the best visual experience and photo op, but when looking at our pictures with the contrast of the river and the canyon walls, they almost look like professional paintings. (I don't have an expensive camera with multiple lenses, by the way.)
Written 28 November 2020
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Artist Point offers up a fantastic view of the falls and canyon. There are multiple views like this on the north and south loop however here at artist point you can really capture that iconic image. Plenty of parking and other trails to venture.
Written 6 December 2020
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CPaM68
Texas686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Lower Falls are by far the biggest waterfall in Yellowstone, and the 308-foot-tall waterfall is reportedly the second most photographed attraction in Yellowstone, with Old Faithful being first. There are numerous views of the Falls from both the east and west sides of the river and most require only a short walk or virtually no walk at all to get a great view. Over my lifetime I’ve been to Yellowstone 5-6 times, and I think this is probably my most favorite spot. And yes, I know with all the unique spots in Yellowstone, it’s a hard choice to pick just one. We liked it so much that we purchased a Thomas Moran Giclee Print (reproduction that is painted on canvas) that we had framed and hung right above the sofa in our living room. Moran painted his famous view of the Lower Falls (technically from the other side of the river) after accompanying the Hayden Expedition in a federally funded geological survey of Yellowstone in 1871. The painting came to the attention of the U.S. Government and was very influential when Congress considered the Yellowstone National Park Bill of 1871. Yellowstone was established as the first national park in the United States in March 1872, and Moran's painting was subsequently purchased by the government and hung in the US Capitol until 1950. It was then transferred to the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum where it still hangs. The Lower Falls area is located just to the east of Canyon Village campground which is a great place to stay if you are camping. Don’t make a trip to Yellowstone without visiting the Lower Falls. (PaM)
Written 5 September 2021
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA10,906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
We were here in the third week of October 2022. It’s just a short walk to the lookout point where the artist point is located and you can see parts of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon. There were two painters that were doing their artwork painting the landscape of the Lower Falls while we were there. In addition to seeing the Lower Falls you can also see the many colors of the canyon walls.
Written 29 October 2022
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atlas993
Elk Grove, CA551 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Family
It’s hard to find words to describe how beautiful this area is. I had no idea that this existed in Yellowstone and I’m so glad we took the time to see this part of the park. Give yourself time to take in the beauty around Artist Point, you will not regret it.
Written 24 October 2021
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Kristy W
Owasso, OK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
If you can hike from the falls on the south rim trail, do it. But it's long there and back. We had half our party drive and wait and the other half hiked it. You can also drive to artist point and hike back for about 10 minutes. Great views and you can stop and turn around when the trail gets really steep.
Written 17 August 2022
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Thomas&Tammy
Hammond, LA112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There is a decent size parking area here with bathrooms, and it is an easy paved path to walk to the actual point, like a small park unto itself. My wife & I enjoyed the views from here. Different angles produced totally different pictures. Easy to get to this awesome spot.
Written 31 October 2022
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA4,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
My favorite view of the River, canyon, and waterfall. It isn’t called Artist’s Point for nothing. It is the image often photographed of the canyon. It changes color depending on the time of day. Morning light is probably the best. But, it is lovely any time of day.
Written 8 September 2022
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Rehoboth5
Helena, MT505 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
We're Montanans, and try to visit Yellowstone every year or so. The crowds in some of the park wear us out, but there are some sights that are worth braving those crowds. We stopped ata Artist Point on a sunny June weekday. We got a parking spot, and walked to the viewpoints. There were lots of people, but the vibe was upbeat and friendly. A ranger was giving talks on the history of the falls. The view of the falls and the canyon is indeed world class, and we never get tired to seeing it. So...it is indeed worth braving the crowds to see. Just be prepared for the crowds, slow down, relax and follow the rules. Don't be pushy. This place is truly a national treasure.
Written 30 June 2024
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