Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas Pictures and Drone Footage

Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas

Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas, Nevada

The Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas is a temporary art exhibit just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, that I’m currently obsessed with. The 7 totems are made of locally-sourced boulders piled up to 35 feet high. Each boulder is painted a different flourescent color. The colors pop against the desert backdrop, and create this interesting landscape outside of the busy Las Vegas Strip. It’s just so random yet thoughtful. I love it!

We’ve been twice to get our fill of colors in pictures and videos, but I’d like to go more often. Yes, it’s a social media dream, but it’s also really calming and peaceful. I love the juxtaposition of something man-made in the middle of nothing, and that that thing happens to be both natural and unnatural. Does it get more thought-provoking than that?

The piece’s website gives ample information on the Swiss artist, Ugo Rondinone , and his thoughts on the structure. My favorite is seeing video clips presenting a timeline of how the piece was created. It’s such an interesting place and a fascinating process! Check out more information and driving instructions here.ย 

 

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Temporary Display

Unfortunately, this is a temporary art exhibit. The Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas will only be in Nevada, until May, 2018. At that point the Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas will be disassembled. The rocks are already showing signs of wear at 18 months, and will probably look even worse by May.ย  It’s better to enjoy this beautiful piece for a short time than to have it eventually break down and become taken for granted!

It’s expected that another international piece will take it’s place once the Seven Magic Mountains are taken down, but we aren’t sure what that will be. At least we’ll be able to enjoy this peaceful place for the time being!

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54 comments

  • frank

    It looks so pretty in the pictures but i bet its looks even more on a real life, never seen something like this before , great post :)).

    • Suz (author)

      It is stunning in person! I’m glad you like it!

  • notesfromabanjo

    I have family out in vegas and we visited this awesome colorful park in the middle of nowhere! Was an amazing photo opp ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Suz (author)

      I love that it feels in the middle of nowhere! Glad you’ve been able to go!

  • Anonymous

    the colors are beautiful๐Ÿ˜ and nice photos and vid๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    • Suz (author)

      Thank you!

  • Melissa

    I love this, how cool!! It is like a modern day Stonehenge but so much closer to home.

    • Suz (author)

      It feels that way, too!

  • Anna

    Wow those look stunning and so unique! I’m glad the area around it isn’t commercialized yet with vendors.

    • Suz (author)

      So true! It was unusual to see something so beautiful and man made in nature!

  • Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

    I’ve been to Vegas a bunch of times, but have never heard of this place! I love the vibrant colors, and definitely need to go and check this out.

    • Suz (author)

      I hope you can get there before it’s down in 2018!

    • Suz (author)

      I hope you can get there before it’s down in 2018!

  • Latasha

    Wow, this place looks super cool! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love all the colors!

    • Suz (author)

      I love the colors, too! It’s beautiful against the mountains.

  • magen

    This is so neat! Beautiful photos.

    • Suz (author)

      Thank you!

  • Rachel Lynn

    I keep seeing these rocks and I keep wanting to visit! Of course they are an Instagrammers dream. but they also are really quite beautiful. I love that it sort of brings in the brightness of Las Vegas (all of these neon signs) to the desert. I don’t know if he was taking inspiration from Las Vegas when the artist thought this up, but its definitely an interest idea. And your pictures are so beautiful!

    • Suz (author)

      I think he was inspired by the brightness of the city. I’m so glad he brought it to the desert! It was so peaceful and beautiful, even if you aren’t there to instagram it!

    • Suz (author)

      Thank you!

  • Amanda

    The drone footage was great! It has to be an astounding experience seeing these totems up close. I’m loving following your adventures!

    • Suz (author)

      Thank you! It’s so fun to see new things like this!

  • Heather

    This place looks so cool! I bet it was even better in person!

    • Suz (author)

      It really is! I love being there. It’s full of photographers, but still so peaceful and calming!

  • Meg

    These colors are incredible!!! WOW. I love drone footage. LOVE.

    • Suz (author)

      Thank you! It is so beautiful in person, too!

  • Naomi

    I just visited this installation this weekend! Itโ€™s such a fun work of art.

    • Suz (author)

      It really is! I’m glad you were able to go!

  • Cristina

    Love the colourful sculptures! Really want to visit Las Vegas soon.

    • Suz (author)

      I hope you can make it soon!

  • Sunrita

    This is such a unique little piece of art! Salute to the Swiss creation!

  • Whitney Roberts Kutch

    This is absolutely beautiful and unique! You mentioned it was a temporary thing, do you know how long it will be available to see?

  • Kara

    Beautiful pictures! Question…what drone do you have? I have never used one, but considering whether it’s worthwhile for an upcoming year long travel adventure my bf and I are planning ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Annie

    Wow what an awesome exhibit! The magic mountains are beautiful! Iโ€™m sure you will treasure these pictures for a long time!

  • Sarah Belanger

    How fun! The colors just pop! It’s such a random idea, but definitely adds some whimsy.

  • Shelbie (9to5hiatus)

    Love the drone footage! I need to learn how to work mine! I have yet to go to Vegas yet (although itโ€™s been on my bucket list since my 21st birthday) but Iโ€™m definitely going to stop here when I do. So pretty!

  • Sam | Away She Went

    That’s really cool! I don’t think we’ll be in Vegas before it’s removed in May, but hopefully we’ll get a chance to see whatever takes its place.

  • Mirlene | Savory Thoughts

    As always, your pictures look amazing. I have never visited Vegas, but it’s on my list of places to visit soon. You and your family definitely know how to travel and make the best of it.

  • kara

    Wow! I had no idea this existed! I love your photos and video about these mountains ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Neha

    Love the colours against the desert backdrop!

  • Sophia

    Vegas is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Pari

    Wow! what a cool place. Your pictures are amazing!

  • Jennifer

    What a great concept! I often find that art that can be experienced in that way is so much more engaging to a family. Also, yes, a great photo op!

  • Dora

    Sweet photos and post

  • Joanna Stephens

    What a beatiful place to visit! Definitely looks like a hidden gem in the midst of busy Las Vegas.

  • Cristina

    What a great experience! Colorful, unique, artistic!

  • Nicole

    These are amazing! I LOVE how the bright colours pop against the dessert. I hear what you’re saying about it probably being best that it isn’t a permanent display, but I sure would’ve liked to see it. Not sure that I could manage a trip before May though (although the planning is already going around in my brain, just in case I could actually swing it). Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jenna

    Beautiful! So crazy to build something like that and then have it taken down. They make a beautiful backdrop to your photos. Love them!

  • Kelly Edgar

    What a cool art exhibit and your photos are stunning

  • TheHappyFoodKitchen

    Your photos are just stunning! This actually makes me want to go to Vegas which has never appealed to me in the slightest in the past.

  • Valerie Karen

    Omg!!! I am from Las Vegas so I was instantly drawn to this post! Beautifully written, & great pics too! (Super jealous of your drone!)
    I remember when they first were put up, it was like this superstitious thing in our city. Nobody knew exactly where they were or where to go & we had to make this mini road trip to find them!! Now everyone knows where they are!! Glad you got to see them ๐Ÿ™‚

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