Surreal Places To See: The Seven Magic Mountains
What is Seven Magic Mountains? The Seven Magic Mountains by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone is one of the coolest things I've ever seen in person. Located in the desert 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, the exhibit is one of the largest land-based art installations in the United States. The exhibit features seven 30-35 foot tall totems of vertically stacked, neon painted, local limestone boulders. Rondinone's artwork is inspired by his interest in natural phenomena. The stacks of rocks also represent the art of meditative rock balancing.
How to get there? The exhibit is located 25-30 min away from the Las Vegas Strip. Even after you type the address into your GPS ( S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054 ) make sure to follow the signs to get there because your GPS will have a hard time figuring out the exact location.
If you're driving from LA, you'll see the rocks in a far distance off of the highway....pitstop anyone?
Does the art exhibit cost money? The exhibit is free, but if you're car-less a ride out into the middle of the desert will cost ya a pretty penny. Parking is also free.
Uber/ Lyft from the Strip - Average cost $70. Ask your driver to stick around after they drop you off -- you won't get good cell reception in the dessert to call another one. Make sure to tip them if they do kindly agree to hang around!
Rent a Car- Average cost $50-$100 a day.
& last but not least...The installation will only be up until May 2018. That's less than 2 years to go see it until it's gone people...and this exhibit rocks!