So, I am late to the party. It wouldn’t be the first time; after all, I like to make a grand entrance. The installation of the Seven Magic Mountains was done in May of 2016. I only went to visit the site this past weekend. The two year exhibition, by renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, is located on Las Vegas Boulevard towards Jean. You can also hop on the I-15 and take the exit marked Seven Magic Mountains.

You have most likely seen photos of them all over your Instagram feed over the past year and a half. They are seven glorious pillars, stacked with boulders painted in the happiest colors you will ever see, and monumentally standing thirty to thirty-five feet high into the air. Walking amongst the Seven Magic Mountains is like walking through a street at Disneyland. It is almost animated like Toon Town or like you are floating through clouds of cotton candy. The bright colors evoke a sense of overwhelming happiness against the barren desert where they stand. Behind the tall, colorful pillars is Jean Dry Lake, a popular spot for photographers to have fashion shoots.

Is it worth seeing? Absolutely! It is one of the largest land-based installations completed in forty years, took the artist and his team five years to take this from concept to completion, and cost $3.5 million dollars! Besides, it makes for a fabulous Instagram photograph. #love

Here is a video I took walking up to the art installation.  It is quite the site to see. The video is a bit shaky because I was walking on a unpaved, dirt ground. Do not wear your best pair of shoes.

38 Replies to “The Glorious, Seven Magic Mountains!”

  1. They are so unique. And beautiful. I love to travel and I love colors. You have showed me something here that is the best combination of both 🙂 Got to go here definitely

  2. Awesome colorful rockies! I visited Las Vegas in September 2016 but sadly didn’t know about this amazing place. Sigh! Well, there’s always a next time 🙂 Thanks for sharing XO

    1. Thanks, Stephanie. I must add Australia to mine! Please do add Las Vegas to your list when you come to the States. Lots of things to see! I appreciate your comments! 🙂

    1. No, I walked through them with my mouth open trying to eat them hee hee 😀 Yes, please visit Vegas soon! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment 🙂

  3. I love Vegas and visit every couple of months. I had no idea about this place. I’m making it a point to check it out when I visit in October.

    1. That is one of the great things about Vegas, Ty. There is always something fabulous poppin’ up! Thanks for visiting my blog! Have fun in October, although who doesn’t when they are in Vegas :D?!

    1. Funny you should say that! Someone at work asked me where this was located! Come visit Vegas sometime; there’s so much to see and do! I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog! Please stop by again soon! 🙂

    1. That would be a fabulous flight all the way from the UK! Well, you definitely will never regret a trip to Las Vegas. Thanks for reading my blog, Jordanne! 🙂

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