Seven Magic Mountains | This large-scale public art installation sits in the Nevada desert about 10 miles south of the Las Vegas city limits. The Seven Magic Mountains exhibit was created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, in partnership with Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art but will only be on view for 2 years starting May 2016.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Las Vegas, NV 89054
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Preferred visiting hours are sunrise to sunset
Parking | Free
A dirt parking lot is available on site
WHAT WE DID
After parking the car, we took a quick 2-minute walk down an unpaved path to the colorful dayglow totems.
The 7 sculptures stand 30-35 feet tall and are made of locally sourced limestone boulders that were painted in fluorescent colors and stacked vertically on top of one another. The project took approximately 5 years to finish and is one of the largest land-based art installations completed in over 40 years.
The Seven Magic Mountains exhibit is only a 2-year project, so it is scheduled to be taken down in May 2018.
I’ve seen tons of pictures online that show large groups of people unintentionally photo-bombing each other’s photos. Thankfully we didn’t have that problem as there was close to no one present when we visited around 11:00 am on a Wednesday morning.
From parking the car to snapping a couple photos and letting Jaxon explore we spent no more than 30 minutes before headed back out. Although it was not the wildest thing we’ve seen in Vegas it was definitely worth the stop!
TIPS FOR VISITING THE SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS
Do not attempt to climb, move or vandalize the sculptures
Make sure to bring water, sunscreen and prepare for high dry desert temperatures
Be advised there are no restroom facilities or water fountains
Make sure to respect the area including the plants and wildlife (keep an eye out for rattlesnakes)
Overnight camping and commercial photography are not allowed
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HAVE YOU VISITED THE SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS? IF SO, WHAT DID YOU ENJOY?