Most People visit Vegas for casinos and night clubs, but drive 10 miles beyond the Sin city and you’ll come face to face with one of Nevada’s most unique and not so known sights, the Seven Magic Mountains.
This Public art installation was created by renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s and funded by Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production. The sight opened for public on May 11, 2016, and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. At the end of 2018, a three-year permit extension was issued for the artwork, allowing the installation to remain on view through the end of 2021.
The seven pillars are comprised of fluorescent colored boulders that contrast with the desert’s more subtle tones. The pillars stand about 30 to 35 feet tall and the boulders weigh between 10 and 25 tons each. You will definitely be surprised at how these boulders are being placed over one another. Spend some time looking at the valley in the backdrop and click lot of pictures, of course.
In short this place is meant to be “a creative expression of human presence in the desert. If you ever pass through the area or visit Las Vegas, take a few minutes to check it out. You won’t regret it!
How To Get There
There is no public transportation to the installation site. So, the best way to reach here is by driving.
From Las Vegas: Follow I-15 S to Sloan Rd (exit 25). Turn left (east) to Las Vegas Boulevard. Drive approximately 7 miles south on Las Vegas Blvd. and the artwork will appear on your left (east).
From Los Angeles: Drive north on I-15 to Jean, NV (exit 12). Turn right (east) on NV-161 toward Las Vegas Blvd. Drive approximately 5 miles north on Las Vegas Blvd. and the artwork will appear on your right (east).
Best Time To See
Best to visit in the early morning or early evening, in the light of sunrise or sunset.
The Seven Magic Mountains art display is open from sunrise to sundown 7 days a week
The display is free to the public. There is a small parking lot off of Las Vegas Boulevard South and then you will follow the trail to the art display.
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