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 gen-z 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 2021. 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 sunrise and I hear that it’s almost 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 Las Vegas 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.

Have you ever been to Seven Magic Mountains?

xx,
Sami

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Sami Mastrario

The cool aunt. Plant novice who loves to travel to cool places, eat unadventurous food, and take pretty photos.

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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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