Take A Hike To A Nevada Desert That's Like The Miniature Stonehenge
Who says you have to travel to England to view the famous Stonehenge? Just less than thirty miles outside of Las Vegas lies a Stonehenge of a more colorful variety. Dubbed the Seven Magic Mountains, this vibrant art display in the Nevada desert has been leaving a lasting impression on visitors for more than half a decade. If you are in the mood to see something truly unique, take a step away from The Strip and step into something vibrantly astounding.
Seven Magic Mountains is located on Interstate 15, less than 30 miles if you are traveling from the center of Las Vegas.
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Created by Swiss-born artist Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains is eye candy for art lovers and travelers.
You’ll find yourself in awe amongst 33 massive limestone boulders, each weighing up to 25 tons! It is one of the largest art installations to be created in over 30 years.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist’s vision was to stack the boulders, creating pillars that reached 35 feet toward the desert sky.
More than two million people are said to have visited the art installation since its completion!
The boulders were then painted in bright, fluorescent colors. This created a strikingly brilliant contrast, with colorful rocks set against the natural hues of the McCullough Mountains.
Another way to find the Seven Magic Mountains is to steer your GPS to 35°50′18.19″N 115°16′15.304″W.
Can you spot the resemblance? This photo was taken during installation. Without its signature dayglow paint, Seven Magic Mountains bears a striking similarity to the famous Stonehenge across the pond.
According to the artist, the piece symbolizes a location that is, “physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial.”
Here are some tips - There is no fee to visit and the installation is for visual entertainment only. An unpaved walking path will lead you to the sculptures. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated in Nevada’s desert landscape and dress appropriately to keep cool during the summer months.
Take a stroll off the beaten path and visit the Seven Magic Mountains, Nevada’s own vivid Stonehenge. Let the tall pillars of kaleidoscopic rock whisk you away to a place more vibrant than you could ever expect in a southwestern desert.
For more information regarding your visit to the art installation, please visit
the Seven Magic Mountains website.
In the mood for more art in Nevada? Then check out
Prizm Outlets, home to the largest collection of street murals in the world.
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