El Rancho Vegas opened on April 3, 1941.
Destroyed by a fire on June 17, 1960.
El Rancho Vegas motel rooms begin operating as Thunderbird West in 1962.
Thunderbird West becomes El Rancho Vegas Motor Inn in 1964.
El Rancho Vegas Motor Inn closes in 1967.
All remaining buildings are either removed or demolished by 1978.
First resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
First Las Vegas buffet in 1947.
In 1943, Liberace makes his Las Vegas debut at El Rancho Vegas.
In 1945, as part of the Will Mastin Trio, Sammy Davis Jr. makes his Las Vegas debut at El Rancho Vegas.
Was located at 2500 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Winchester, Nevada.