Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas Pictures and Drone Footage

Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas Pictures and Drone Footage

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.Β 

 

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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.Β  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

  1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. 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 πŸ™‚

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

  4. 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 πŸ™‚

  5. 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 πŸ™‚

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