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What Are The 7 Magic Mountains?
So what the heck are the 7 magic mountains Las Vegas that you are seeing all over Instagram these days? Well, the 7 magic mountains is a desert art installation featuring 7 painted boulders created by New York’s Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art. The 7 magic mountains cost about 3 million dollars and took four years to create.
I finally got the chance to visit this famous art installation during my last trip to Las Vegas, Nevada! I had been to Las Vegas a countless number of times and always happened to miss this fun site right outside of the city. art has always been something I admired so I was excited to finally see the structure that I had seen all over Instagram, in person.
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Is It Worth Visiting?
In my opinion, yes! It’s not too far from Las Vegas, it is a super unique piece of art, and a nice break from the craziness of the strip. I loved having a mini 7 magic mountains photoshoot to break up the partying during my weekend in Las Vegas!
Seven Magic Mountains Location
Address: S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054
From Las Vegas – about 30 minutes
It will take about 26 miles to get to the 7 magic mountains from Las Vegas. Follow I-15 S to exit 25 then turn left to Las Vegas Boulevard. Follow this road for about 8 miles and the art installation will appear on your left.
From Los Angeles – about 4 hours
From LA it will take you about 244 miles via I-15 North. once you turn right onto NV-161 toward Las Vegas Blvd, drive about 5 miles and the 7 magic mountains Las Vegas will appear on your right.
How Much Time Do You Need?
Honestly, you don’t need to spend more than an hour here. Admire the art and have a little 7 magic mountains photoshoot if that’s your vibe. Then keep on with your road trip or go back to living it up in Vegas!
Parking At The 7 Magic Mountains Las Vegas
There IS a parking lot that is free to park in.
What To Know Before You Visit
- Go Early: This has become a highly popular Instagram spot so expect crowds. I suggest going as early as possible to avoid the crowds. And yes, there will still be crowds on a Monday morning.
- No Restrooms: There are no public restrooms here, so keep this in mind before visiting.
- It’s FREE: The 7 magic mountains cost is free to enter!
- 7 magic mountains weather: For the majority of the year, expect warm weather. You are in fact in the desert! So bring water and wear light clothing.
- Call 702-381-5182 and follow the prompts to learn more about the artist, the artwork, and additional land art in Southern Nevada.
- Don’t leave any trash!
What To Bring
- Camera: I love traveling with disposable cameras and my Nikon D3400
- Sunscreen: it will most likely be hot, wear your sunscreen!
- Water Bottle: Make sure you have your water bottle filled up, you’ll want it.
- Snacks: Bring some snacks just in case! Especially if this is a long road trip for you. Check out my favorite road trip snacks here.
- Dress appropriately: It’s hot so wear light clothing.
Tip: If your goal is to get fun photos at the 7 magic mountains Las Vegas, wear neutral colors to pop in front of the colorful rocks.
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Final Thoughts On The 7 Magic Mountains
I loved visiting the 7 magic mountains Las Vegas! I think it’s a great photo opportunity if you are a content creator and simply a unique art installation if you are into art. It is the perfect road trip stop, so if you are driving through Nevada I highly recommend a quick stop. If you are exhausted from the hustle during your weekend in Las Vegas, take a break and visit the 7 magic mountains!
Awesome pictures of your travel but somehow I had a fear of looking those beautiful and colorful stones standing straight, what if they fall. lol . I am sure they will not. We visited Las Vegas few years back but didn’t saw this that time. Nice place to have photo shoot.
It is a really fun spot!
I can’t believe I grew up in Vegas for the first 7 years of my life and only recently went to the magic mountains for the first time! They were so cool, but definitely super hot as I went in August so I agree with you on dressing light for sure! Cool article!
I’m glad you enjoyed the article! and yes it can get very hot!
Ooh nice! I really want to visit Nevada one day.
it’s is a really cool state!
Your photos are stunning, Makes me want to plan a trip there ASAP.
thank you so much!
What a fantastic installation, it is beautiful and I’d love to see it in person! Thanks for all of the useful tips here, I’m pinning it for the next time I go through Las Vegas.
I’m glad you liked the article!!
We have visited Las Vegas so many times and I never heard of this place until just recently. Such a fun place to explore and take pictures. Great share!
It is a really fun spot!!
Such cute photos! This place has been on my list…definitely plan to stop by next time I’m near Vegas. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you! I’m glad you liked the post!
I wonder if there’s any bus tours or something for travelers who don’t drive . I would love to visit when I return to Las Vegas.
That’s a great question! I never thought about that
I’ve been to Vegas so many times. How is it possible I don’t know the 7 magic mountains?
haha its a cool spot!
I have been to Vegas so many times. I was even married there and had not idea this existed. SO checking this out next time. Thanks!
That’s amazing vegas is so fun! That just gives you a reason to go back 🙂
It sure does. And I can not believe it is free. Even the parking!
What a fun place to visit – and great for photo opps! Nice post and great tips! Can’t wait to go for ourselves! Xx Sara
It is such a fun spot!
I wouldn’t have thought about wearing neutral colors to pop off the rocks. That is a great tip! Thank you. I went to Vegas two years ago and I wish I knew about this!
It’s definitely a unique spot to visit!
i LOVE the colours of those rocks!!! What a palette!
Right?! they are so pretty 🙂
I have never heard of the 7 magic mountains of Las Vegas. Very informative article! If I ever get the chance to visit, I will definitely be coming back to thus blog for info!
It’s a cool spot! Thank you so much
I love this colourful spot! This guide is so handy too for visitors, I hope I can see it for myself one day soon!
Thank you so much!