Magic in the Desert at Seven Magic Mountains

Magic in the Desert at Seven Magic Mountains

Let’s take an adventure to a pit stop in the middle of the Nevada desert that is full of magic – Seven Magic Mountains to be exact. ✨ Right outside of Las Vegas, Nevada is this roadside attraction that is a can’t miss!

Have you ever seen such a sight? Tall stacks of neon boulders just hanging out. This place is definitely not a natural wonder like my last pit stop in Joshua Tree. But variety is the spice of life, eh? Seven Magic Mountains is a temporary artistic exhibition by Ugo Rondinone that draws in thousands of millennials and hipsters alike. I mean, it got me there, right? I am right there ‘gramming with the rest of them taking those selfies, living my best life.

On my visit to the Southwest US, I made it a point to go up and visit this über cool place because as I mentioned, it is temporary, and will close in May of 2018. No better motivation than the threat of it being removed.

After a dramatic trek through the Mojave Desert Preserve (I promise you don’t want to miss that story), the first sight of these rocks was a sight for sore eyes. But oh man, at a few hours before sunset, it was crowded. Like 50 million people with selfie sticks and a drone and even a full blown camera lighting stand kinda crowded. Slightly exaggerative but take my words of advice, go at sunset and I hear that it’s empty. Or you will end up like me and photoshopping out ALL.THE.PEOPLE. Not fun but according to my social media polls, my followers prefer. I bow to my masters.

Seven Magic Mountains is 20 minutes from the LV strip (depending on traffic) and is located at South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054. I definitely recommend that you use your GPS to easily find the road off the freeway that leads to a parking lot nearby. Prepare for a shortish walk to the actual rocks.

Magic in the Desert at Seven Magic Mountains

Magic in the Desert at Seven Magic Mountains

Magic in the Desert at Seven Magic Mountains

Magic in the Desert at Seven Magic Mountains

Magic in the Desert at Seven Magic Mountains

Magic in the Desert at Seven Magic Mountains

xx,
Sami

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8 Comments

  1. January 7, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    This is on my bucket list for sure! Such a cool pitstop, and beautiful photos.

    • Sami Mastrario
      January 7, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Ya gotta hit it up before it closes in May! I have heard rumors it’s being moved to downtown LV but it definitely won’t have the same impact! ❤️

  2. January 26, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    Oh my goodness this is the dream!!! Pinning for sure… if I’m ever in the area that is on my list! Also L O L that you photoshopped everyone out… I salute you! x

    • Sami Mastrario
      January 26, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      It was the coolest and I was skeptical they wouldn’t fall! and like no lie – 30 people were photoshopped out. Such is the life of a travel blogger. 😂😂

  3. January 26, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I am amazed at your photoshopping skills! I never would’ve known, haha. This is SUCH a cool place! I wish I lived closer so I could see it before it gets taken down!

    • Sami Mastrario
      January 26, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Ah thanks! I am a photographer by day and self-taught my self in Photoshop so that is a lovely compliment! I hope you get to experience it one day too.

  4. January 28, 2018 / 4:21 am

    Ahh this is so amazing! I did a massive road trip through America in April last year and wish I had known about this because we were driving through that area… oh well, next time! http://www.catchlulu.com

    • Sami Mastrario
      January 28, 2018 / 8:49 am

      There is always new must-go places that will make you want to return! ❤️❤️

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