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Comprised of 7 stacks of colorful rocks, Seven Magic Mountains is instantly recognizable to most that follow Las Vegas. Designed by artist Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains was originally intended to be a 2-year display. That display timeframe was extended out to the end of 2021 due to the attraction’s popularity.
The 7 stacks of rocks, or totems, are between 30 and 35 feet tall and offer a unique contrast to the surrounding desert landscape. A total of 33 brightly colored boulders that weigh an average of 40,000 lbs. each were utilized to construct the totems.
How much does Seven Magic Mountains cost?
Our favorite aspect of the artistic display is that entry is completely free. Parking is also free, and plentiful on site.
Where is Seven Magic Mountains and what is the best way to get there from Las Vegas?
Seven Magic Mountains is located about 20 miles south of Mandalay Bay at the South end of the Las Vegas Strip. Driving from the Las Vegas Strip to Seven Magic Mountains usually takes about 20-30 minutes one way, depending on traffic.
If you will be driving from the Strip, you can take I-15 south and exit on Sloan Road, take a left, and then a right on Las Vegas Blvd. going south until you reach the destination.
It’s a touch slower, but you can also just jump on the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd.) and go south until you reach Seven Magic Mountains. This route will take approximately 30-35 minutes from resorts on the South end of the Strip.
You can take an Uber or Taxi to the Seven Magic Mountains from Las Vegas, however, you will want to ensure they are OK being paid to wait for you while you visit the attraction. It’s likely best to pitch the idea of a round trip upfront to ensure your driver is on the same page as you and OK with the plan. You can expect to pay about $60 round trip plus tip for rideshare options and more if employing a taxi.
Unfortunately, public transportation to Seven Magic Mountains is not an option.
Tips and Tricks for visiting Seven Magic Mountains
- Bring your own water. There isn’t water available for purchase on-site, and it won’t surprise you that the desert sun can have you feeling parched pretty quickly.
- Take a bathroom break before arriving as there are no bathrooms within 5 miles of Seven Magic Mountains.
- Take advantage of the free cell phone audio tour. Just call (702) 381-5182 for more information about the art, artist, and site. The audio tour is offered in both English and Spanish.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and leave wildlife alone.
- Bring a camera. Seven Magic Mountains is one of the best spots to photograph in and around Las Vegas. Instagrammable as the kids are saying nowadays.
Outdoor attractions surrounding Las Vegas, to include national parks, and of course Seven Magic Mountains are often overlooked by visitors. You won’t regret taking a break from the slots to venture into the great outdoors.