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Seven Magic Mountains
Type: Art & Culture, Attractions, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Outdoor Activities, Unusual
The Seven Magic Mountains art installation is easy to see from I15, with its 35-foot high towers of multi-colored boulders rising out of the desert east of I15, about ten miles south of Las Vegas.... Read More
The Seven Magic Mountains art installation is easy to see from I15, with its 35-foot high towers of multi-colored boulders rising out of the desert east of I15, about ten miles south of Las Vegas. Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone's creation is an impressive piece of public art. These neon hoodoos look a little like the natural rock formations found in the Southwest, only instead of being sculpted by wind and rain, these locally-sourced boulders were put into place with heavy equipment. The installation will be on display at least through the end of 2021 after a successful effort to extend its stay. The installation's setting against the backdrop of Jean Dry Lake and the surrounding desert is photo-worthy, and worth exploring from every angle. Seven Magic Mountains might not be artwork in the traditional sense, but it is a unique creative and engineering achievement--and it's totally free.
- Free Things to Do: "Interpretive signs dot the area around Seven Magic Mountains to give visitors information about the art work, the artist and land art in Southern Nevada."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Challenging conventional ideas about art, the towers of neon boulders at Seven Magic Mountains are a fascinating stop in the desert.