A Different Kind of Vegas Neon

Ten miles south of Vegas, these technicolor rocks shine just as bright as the strip.

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Ten miles south of Vegas, along an otherwise uneventful stretch of freeway, sits a colorful pile of neon rocks. While they could be mistaken for a desert mirage—or an acid flashback—they’re actually an art installation. The day-glow Stonehenge, named “Seven Magic Mountains,” is the brainchild of artist Ugo Rondinone, who wanted to evoke a human presence in the desert. It took him five years to complete at a cost of $3.5 million. The Nevada Museum of Art estimates that more than 15 million people will see “Seven Magic Mountains” during the two years it’s in view, making it one of the most visible works in the history of land art.

Rock on.