SALVATION MOUNTAIN

CALIPATRIA, CA

Boating Bliss On the Salton Sea at Bombay Beach. I love it when the water is calm and reflective like it is here.
Boating Bliss Credit: slworking2

Salvation Mountain is an outdoor art installation located in Calipatria, California, near the Salton Sea. It was created by Leonard Knight, a local resident who spent over 25 years of his life creating and beautifying the mountain. The installation is made up of a large hill, painted with brightly colored paint and adorned with religious sayings and symbols. The hill is made up of adobe, straw, and paint, and is topped off with a large cross.

The mountain has been designated a folk art site by the state of California, and has become a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore the colorful mountain, take photographs, and read the religious phrases and symbols that adorn it.

Salvation Mountain has been the subject of several documentaries and has been featured in publications such as National Geographic and TIME Magazine. It has also been used as a setting in the film, Into the Wild. In 2005, Leonard Knight was inducted into the Folk Art Hall of Fame.

Today, Salvation Mountain is maintained by volunteers from the Slab City community. The mountain is open to the public and visitors are welcome to explore, take photographs, and experience Knight's unique vision.

SALVATION MOUNTAIN is a Historical Societies, Historic Preservation in CALIPATRIA CA. US MID #8400601495

The museum is classed as HSC (Historical Societies, Historic Preservation). It comes under American Alliance of Museums (AAM) region: Western (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington).

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SALVATION MOUNTAIN
PO BOX 1577
CALIPATRIA
CA
92233-1577

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MID # 8400601495
Name SALVATION MOUNTAIN
Alternate Name
Classification Historical Societies, Historic Preservation, , Western
Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) 454106863
NTEECC A80
Tax period of the latest return filed (YYYYMM) 201212
INCOME 0
REVENUE 0
LAT/LONG 33.125769, -115.5161
CODES FIPS State Code: 06
FIPS County Code: 025
US Census Tract: 010102
US Census Block: 3000