Whether you are starting or finishing your road trip around Utah and Arizona, you will most likely find yourself with a little time to burn. While the casinos and strip provide endless entertainment, Las Vegas has a best kept secret that visitors and drive to thats right outside the city. Created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, the 7 Magic Mountains is a large-scale, public art installation that stands in the middle of the desert. Meant to represent the mid-way between the "natural and artificial" both symbolically and physically, these 7 day-glow totems stand around 35 feet tall and are a great representation of the public art that is available in the area.
What To Know Before You Go
When making the trip out to here it is important to take note of a few things. When you park, the installation is about 100 yards away from the lot so there is a little walk to get out there. There is little shade except from the shadows of the rock so make sure to bring some water and sunscreen as the 100+ degree heat in Las Vegas can be unforgiving. Entrance to the installation is free of charge (including parking) and if you're interested in learning more about the land, artist and art, there is a guide-by-cell service available in English and Spanish (702-381-5182). Pets are allowed in the park and there are no bathrooms. Below is a map of its location from Las Vegas, which takes about 35 minutes to reach from downtown Las Vegas depending on traffic. Also, here's a quick link to put it in your maps.
While it's a short trip outside of Las Vegas, we highly recommend swinging and seeing Ugo's art work in person. Not only can you appreciate some art, but 7 Magic Mountains has been noted as a top instagram picture spot in the area. Furthermore, if you're sick and tired of the gambling scene in Vegas, this is a good place to catch a breath of fresh air before losing all your money again.
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