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  • Cindy Kirby
    Mont Belvieu, Texas80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Road Trip 2023 Seven Magic Mountains
    This was a planned stop on our 4000 mile road trip. We had previously driven from LA to LV and saw the Seven Magic Mountains but never could figure out what they were called or how to get there so when we finally figured it out, it was a MUST SEE on our next trip. It's a neat thing to see. Not much to do besides look and take pics but not sure what else you would expect other than that anyways. This is not something we would do every time we're in the area but it's definitely a go to if you've never been.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Eddel
    361 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are into social media and cool pics...
    If you are into social media and cool pics, Seven Magic Mountains is definitely a nice photo opportunity, if you have neither of these interests in mind, then you better skip the visit. All in all, the place is just what you see in the countless pictures posted on social media, no more and no less than a bunch of colorful, stacked rocks. Whether this is art or not, is up to each visitor; with not the slightest takeaway, for me was not. Key points to consider is you plan on visiting: Parking is free and about 1,000ft/300m from the installation, with gravel from beginning to end; wear comfortable shoes, and if you’re on a wheelchair bear in mind the effort to reach the rocks will be great, probably better attend accompanied by someone abled to assist. There’s no doubt the best time for visiting is right at dawn: most likely you’ll have the place for yourself; the light is perfect for pictures; weather will be fresher (maybe even cold, so bring a light jacket); and when put together, the desert, the installation, and the sunrise, add for a magnificent view. Though only about 30 minutes from the strip, be sure to make travel arrangements beforehand, do not count on hailing a cab or calling an Uber at the spot because that just won’t do. BYO car, attend with a tour, or arrange for the Uber/taxi to wait. Overall, the visit should not take longer than 30 minutes. As stated before, there’s nothing else but the rocks. No plaque to read, no visitor center, no info of any kind, and no place for buying coffee, water, or food in miles around –so better bring whatever provisions you might need. No toilet also!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Johnny G
    Envigado, Colombia998 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colorful Artistic Sculptures…
    This has become a place to visit…not much there so I really wouldn’t go out of my way to visit. However, it’s not a waste of time…you’ll spend about 20 minutes there and we were able to take shots without people in the shots just by moving around and looking for a good angle. It’s very nice and artistic…good thing is that it’s only about 25 minutes south of Vegas. Free parking and no cost to access.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Reign68
    Rancho Cucamonga, California591 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colorful stone art work
    On our way back to California , we decided to make a stopover to this place. It was worthy and FREE. It’s a little walking distance not back. Just be careful a lot of rocks. The colorful stone arts were pleasing to the eyes. I am mesmerized knowing Asan art stone in the middle of the desert . Gives me the illusion of dry land and an oasis in the center. Advice make a stop and treasure the moment
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Deanna Troy Travels
    Boston, Massachusetts26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free Fun for Everyone!
    The Seven Magic Mountains are an art exhibit in the middle of the desert! Only 20 minutes outside of Las Vegas! This attraction is free, has no time limits, is open all day AND there is ample parking! Plus there are no stairs or hills, it's all on flat ground and it's a small venue, making it very accessible for anyone who wants to visit. I would highly recommend it! You can see more of what it's like at this place in a video I made called "A budget friendly sober weekend in Las Vegas" on YT channel "Deanna Troy Travels"
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Stefanie H
    Lincoln, Nebraska1,667 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice visit
    This place isn't far from the Strip, and it has a big free parking lot. If you want photos with no one in them, you need to come first thing in the morning; otherwise, there are a lot of visitors. This is a nice spot to spend a little time away from the busyness of Vegas.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 February 2024
  • John_Burdis
    Maidstone, United Kingdom243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A simple idea, glorious in it's final form
    Having looked at things to visit on our road trip, this popped up on the outskirts of Las Vegas and after reading multiple reviews, I thought, why not have a look! First off, if you approach from the south, you come off at Jean and you run parallel to the 15 for 5 miles to the location. It's free parking and free entry, where there are two information boards all about the art installation. There were people coming and going all the time we were there but I did manage to get the fabled photo with no-one in shot! To me it's a simple idea that looks brilliant in the flesh but of course, someone has to come up with the simple idea first. We wandered around the site, enjoying the bright colours, which changed as the sun hid behind clouds. The shadows cast were interesting and I can only imagine what they looked like at different times of the day. We were there for about half an hour enjoying the look and feel of the rocks before we left. The only tiny downside was the dog excrement left behind by some peoples pets but that was a minor gripe for an adult. Toddlers beware though! Would I go again, if I was traveling to Vegas again? I would definitely stop off again, to see how it looks at a different time of day!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Chanel M
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plus Size Friendly - if you take Uber, ask your driver to wait for you if possible
    As a fat traveler, and one without a car while in town, I was anxious about a few things for this attraction - how hard and long was the walk from the parking lot to the stones and if I got an Uber there, could I get one back since it’s in the middle of the dessert. The walk is so so easy, gravel path, probably less than 500 feet from the parking lot. And with the Uber, we ended up asking our driver to stay for thirty minutes and we gave him extra extra tip for this because we weren’t sure how easy it would be to get an Uber back since these stones seem to be in the middle of nowhere. Our driver didn’t speak English but we just used Google translate and he was wonderful and waited. If you are looking for Instagram spots, this is one that I think is worth it to get there but the Uber was not cheap - about 35-45 each way without tips so if you think ahead it may be better to get a rental car.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Nathan
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom516 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop when Leaving Las Vegas
    Was nice to not be on Interstate 15 to LA for a bit after getting out of Sin City. Also a chance to see something a little different. it is not spirtual or anyting WOW just quirky and worth a stop. Once done you are then not far to Terribles Road House in Jean. Huge services with a White Castle and any other supplies you need before heading west. Also there is a fake Welcome to Las Vegas sign that has no queue so a good spot for a snap if you missed the real one.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 April 2024
  • Lauren R
    Wynantskill, New York361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pop of color!
    I came across these while I was planning our road trip through Utah and Arizona and we were flying in and out of Vegas. You feel like it takes forever to get there, but these are just so cool up close! They are massive! So colorful! There will be SO MANY PEOPLE!!! But, the good news it, you can use the rocks to your advantage and we had no problem getting photos with no one else in them! If you have time, stop out and see them, you'll most likely never see anything like this!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 April 2024
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jackb681
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Nice place to visit and have some fun and inspiration. Fun because walking around the art in the middle of the desert offers great views and is enjoyable. Inspiring in that what could have been a five year old's Play Doh creation is being visited by so many.
Written 9 February 2020
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TheTraveler3313
Toledo, OH695 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
I have been wanting to do this for a while, but I never had transportation there. This time we rented a car so I wanted to make sure to take a trip there. It’s pretty cool and it’s free to do so if you have a car it’s worth the trip. The colors that are painted on the rocks are very vivid and the structures were stacked higher that I expected.
Written 7 October 2020
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Mimi
170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
This was a quick and easy drive from airport and then back to The strip. We had rented a car for a day from the airport rental center to do this because I read it might be difficult to get Uber back to strip from this attraction. You can take an Uber to this attraction but you might have problems getting an Uber back to hotel. We went on Christmas Day thinking people would be at home spending time with their families. But no, everyone was out here taking pics like us! It was very crowded and hard to take pics without extra people in your photos. So we did spend maybe an hour trying to get the right photo and poses. Still a lot of fun if you’re into photos and selfies. I didn’t like how people were climbing the rock artwork to get their photos- very disrespectful. Anyways, we did manage to get some nice photos and my kids enjoyed it.
Written 20 February 2021
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DS9MW
Riverside, CA376 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I am not sure what the hype is all about. They are bright colorful stacked rocks.

It is something worth stopping for if you are on your way to Vegas, but not as cool as Hoover Dam or some of the other attractions along the way.

Its trendy and therefore popular, however what you hear about is not what you get. Its overly hyped up and sadly this hype leaves you disappointed and wanting more.

One thing to note is the unpaved parking lot entry, when entering veer to the left, there is a substantial dip which will tear up your vehicle if its anything less than an SUV.

Whether the city or state should do something about this as I am sure I am not the only one who's vehicle has been damaged.

Its a short walk from parking to the display but pavement is uneven so take appropriate footwear and sunscreen. The rocks themselves provide little shade and everyone is scrambling to get out of the heat to take photos so unless you're there super early trying to get a solo shot without someone else in it is a bit difficult.

It is nice that this is a free public art piece, sadly Trip Advisor does not offer less than an hour for recommended length of visit, you can truly do this in less time it will take you to walk from your car in the parking area car and back, that is unless you absolutely LOVE rocks.
Written 16 August 2021
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James D
St. Louis, MO2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Pretty stupid but worth the price of admission. It's free to see. The person who made this thing had a free afternoon and a bunch of paint left from a project and decided to go into the desert and paint a bunch of rocks, then stack them.
Written 7 February 2020
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Creeping_Death_LA
Los Angeles, CA4,432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
If you love oddball roadside art then you must take a few minutes of your time and take a look. Don't forget this is selfie heaven with lots of people here to take their photo op. I call this artwork Chiclets because it reminds me of the small chewing gum that came in small packets and looked just like this.
Written 27 April 2021
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Oneway65
Nederhorst den Berg, The Netherlands275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
On the way from Las Vegas to Los Angeles a must do stop at this strikingly colorful artwork “Seven Magic Mountains” in the middle of the desert.

The rocks, painted in fluorescent colors, resemble a kind of psychedelic Stonehenge in the Mojave Desert. A nice short photo stop and definitely worth a visit at approximately 11 miles from Las Vegas.
Written 22 January 2020
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HeardItBothWays
Easton, PA2,365 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My husband and I visited the Seven Magic Mountains installation en route to Jean Roach Dry Lake Bed for a festival. This colorful installation is pretty and striking to see against the mountains of the desert behind it. When we went, it was filled with people taking photos. There was parking right on site. It was cool to see but probably not worth going out of your way for.
Written 1 October 2020
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Carrie
Huntington Beach, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
5 words - do it for the gram! This FREE outdoor art installation in Vegas is a must-visit for locals or travelers who need some fresh content for their insta, pinterest, YouTube or blog. You can easily practice social distancing too and yes, it is still open even during the pandemic. To read about my guide for 7 Magic Mountains and to see more pics, visit my blog, Boutique or Busted - link in my bio.
Written 16 July 2020
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Hi-It’s-Me
Boston, MA23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This family of four loved the concept but not so much the execution. The idea is neat: take some colorful modern art and juxtapose it against the starkness of the Nevada desert. But in actual practice, it was swarmed by a hoard of sight-seers and strewn with the trash and refuse you get with such large crowds. Parking was abundant but chaotic and the only bathroom was guarded greedily by the hot dog vendor by the gate. Definitely a skip unless you happen to be driving by.
Written 5 September 2021
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