A roadside attraction outside of Las Vegas has been drawing Instagrammers, motorists and art lovers alike. Known as the Seven Magic Mountains, this art installation is a unique desert expression that brings color to the dry desert area. Stacked, towering boulders painted in neon colors can be seen from Highway 15, but the best way to view the Seven Mountain Magic is to stop and explore the area the next time you’re traveling from Los Angeles to Los Vegas.
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Las Vegas is known for its bright lights and busy atmosphere. However just outside of Las Vegas is an inhabitable desert. The artist of the Seven Magic Mountains, Ugo Rondinone, created this work of art in the perfect location. This spot is a midway point between the desert wasteland and the human presence on this arid landscape. The Seven Magic Mountains tend to blend the two ideals, nature and artificial influences, into two.
This roadside attraction was scheduled to only be on display for two years, however there is talk of extending the Seven Magic Mountain’s presence here due to its extreme popularity. It was first open to the public on May 11, 2016 and end in May of 2018. Now the Seven Magic Mountains will be display for sure until the end of 2018.
If you intend to visit the Seven Magic Mountains, just remember to respect this space where art meets desert. There are no restroom facilities or a visitor’s center, just the 30-foot tall towering boulders. However it is free and open to the public. Interpretative signs are posted in the area, and if you’d like to learn more, simply call this number 702-381-5182 from your cell phone for a guided tour.
As of now, there is no telling how long the Seven Magic Mountains will remain on display. Therefore head to the desert as soon as you can in order to catch Ugo Rondinone’s incredible art expression that brings color to the desert surroundings.
Seven Magic Mountains
Address: S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054