How to Visit Seven Magic Mountains Near Las Vegas, Nevada

Just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada lies a whimsical art installation called Seven Magic Mountains. Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, these 7 pillars of rainbow colored rocks stand out amongst their desert landscape and have become a major point of interest for those coming and going from the city.

Unfortunately, the art installation is not permanent. If this is on your must-see list, you should start planning a trip to Vegas in the near future. Here’s everything you need to know to experience magic on your trip to Seven Magic Mountains.

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What is Seven Magic Mountains?

Seven Magic Mountains is a sculpture installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Each totem is 30-35 feet high and each boulder is locally sourced and painted. It’s been up for a little over a year now and is only scheduled to stay up for 2 years total. Those wishing to see the exhibit have until the end 2018, so act fast!

Seven Magic Mountains Address and Directions

Seven Magic Mountains

You can stop by the site on your way into or out of Vegas. It’s located off Las Vegas Boulevard in Henderson, Nevada, about 20 minutes south of the city. If you need an address to plug into your GPS, use the following: S Las Vegas Blvd Sloan, NV 89054. I’m including directions below from the popular “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign to orient you further.

Unfortunately, there is no public transportation to Seven Magic Mountains since it’s in the middle of the desert. You can take an Uber from the Strip and it’ll cost between $30-$50. It might be cheaper to rent a car for a day and combine this with other sites just outside the city, like Red Rock Canyon.

Is there any cost to enter?

Seven Magic Mountains

None! This is a public art installation so admission is my favorite price–free. There’s also free parking nearby so you can easily walk to the site. No money needed, just your camera.

Know before you go

Seven Magic Mountains

It is really windy here, with a lot of sand and dust blowing around. Be sure to bring sunglasses and be careful with your professional camera lenses. There are no restrooms, food or water on the premises so plan accordingly.

This makes a great photo stop on a West Coast road trip in case you want to see some other national parks in the area. See it while you can and experience the magic for yourself! Till next time, safe travels.

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Seven Magic Mountains is an outdoor art installation near Las Vegas, Nevada. Find out how to get to Seven Magic Mountains with this post. The sculptures are up for a limited time only, so visit Seven Magic Mountains soon,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Comments

  1. Balt June 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Somehow it looks like marshmallow! i wanna eat it.

  2. tahnee June 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    These are awesome! I’ve always wanted to go to Magic Mountains now I just want to go more thanks for sharing xx

  3. Lisa June 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    That’s a great way to showcase art! Do they put a new art exhibit up after the two years?

  4. Niki June 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Love how vivid the colors are even if the “mountains” are out in the windy/dusty environment!!

  5. Mercy (Zen Maud) June 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    That’s a really cool art installation. I love how the colours throw a sharp contrast to the landscape. Psychedelic. 🙂

  6. Kasia June 22, 2017 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Wow this is so cool. I really like these different art installations. Perhaps I’ll venture out to that area sometime before this is gone. At least I hope so.

  7. Echoesofhervoice June 22, 2017 at 12:47 am - Reply

    This is very cool. I love the fact the locals painted it. I would love to visit. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Katchutravels June 22, 2017 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Thats a simple and nice post. What really got me wss the reference to Alice in Wonderland having larger than life items. Any reason this sculpture was made and that too in the middle of nowhere?

    • Jen on a Jet Plane July 19, 2017 at 11:11 pm - Reply

      I think it was just to put something amazing in an unintended place. Art always tries to keep you guessing haha, so glad you liked the post!

  9. Globejamun June 22, 2017 at 2:14 am - Reply

    This looks so awesome, the striking vivid (jhatak) that’s psycadellic against the subtle bkdrop. From indi it might be difficult to plan a trip so so soon again to the west coast. I was just there April this year… aaah missed this. Also does something new come every 2 years. And aah thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Brooke June 22, 2017 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Wow what a great place to visit. I definitely want to see this place for myself.

  11. Ana Sofia June 22, 2017 at 3:05 am - Reply

    I can see why they’re called magic. So colorful, especially for the desert!

  12. Andrei Iliescu June 22, 2017 at 8:08 am - Reply

    This is quite unique 🙂

  13. Matt June 22, 2017 at 8:08 am - Reply

    What a cool stop, looks great. Good advice on the wind, no one wants a dusty lens, that can get expensive!

  14. Abhinav June 22, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Colorful mountains, an exclusive piece of art out there for free. Nice share and helpful tips for in and around.

  15. Marine June 22, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

    this kind of places where you can’t take a bad shot <3 love this

  16. sonali jain June 22, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

    So beautiful colored mountains, they are looking really vibrant and bright 🙂 amazing!

  17. Naren June 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Wow great place to visit

  18. Felicia June 22, 2017 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Such cool images, it makes me want to visit!

  19. Hilary Artavia September 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Do you if there is public transportation that takes us to this place? We won´t rent a car because it is expensive… but maybe a taxi or public bus?

    • Jen on a Jet Plane September 22, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately there’s no public transport available (Vegas is not the best for this generally) but you can take an Uber, it should be about $30-$50 from the city so it may come out cheaper to rent a car for a day and knock out several sites that aren’t easily accessible, like Red Rock Canyon.

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