Silver State Sights: Seven Magic Mountains

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KOLO) Its art, at its most simple. Seven pillars of multi-colored rocks contrasted against the backdrop of the Nevada desert.

“We never saw colored rocks like this before!” exclaimed Megan Schwartz, who was visiting the area.

Seven Magic Mountains is technically on Las Vegas Boulevard. But it’s on the two-lane version of the road on the outskirts of the city.

“When I heard Las Vegas Boulevard, I was thinking of the strip,” said Janet Radek. “So when I saw those rocks, I was amazed.”

The one thing you can expect to see, is plenty of people taking pictures.
“It’s very colorful,” said photographer Tony Kamera. “Colorful rocks in the middle of nowhere. I had to check it out.”

The ability to photograph something unique is what took Kamera out there.

“It’s the color difference. It stands out more. It’s colorful, the desert is just a beige color. It brings out the rocks.”

For others, like Nicole Rivero, the goal is to be photographed near the rocks – in her case, with an outer space theme.

“It’s so artistic,” she said. “Something you wouldn’t see normally. It reminds me of space!”

Despite just being a half hour from the Las Vegas strip, Seven Magic Mountains also has a Reno connection, given the fact it was the Nevada Museum of Art that made it happen. They teamed up with internationally-renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone to create the structure that attracts hundreds of people each day.

“We are the only accredited art museum in the state,” said Amanda Horn, Communications Director of the Nevada Museum of Art. “But we had not made a grand gesture into southern Nevada. We knew something like this would really change the game."