Niland, California: Salvation Mountain

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Address:
East Beal Rd, Niland, CA
Directions:
North of I-8, south of I-10, 5 miles east of Hwy. 111 at Niland.
Hours:
Leonard's gone; the Mountain remains. (Call to verify)
Phone:
760-332-8016
RA Rates:
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Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain
In the desert near the Salton Sea, outsider artist Leonard Knight painted divinely inspired visions on a dirt ridge he called Salvation Mountain. In late 2011 Leonard moved into a nursing home and passed away in early 2014. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain - Visit with Leonard Knight
A 2004 visit, with family safely seat-belted, to Leonard Knight's outsider art world. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Salvation Mountain sign. Salvation Mountain

As far as roadside attractions go, Salvation Mountain may take the cake (my 4-year old actually called it a "giant cake"). Make a point to stop by this random spot in the middle of nowhere and meet the nicest people and the most odd 27-year project ever!

[Mike Larson, 07/06/2014]
Leonard Knight, 2011. Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight is still going strong...

[Jennifer Durban, 03/20/2011]
Salvation Mountain entrance sign. Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain - My favorite place ever!

[Missy Broome, 07/08/2010]

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