Raul Jusinto

Thunderbird


Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Silverbird
The Thunderbird Downs opened in 1963 and closed in 1966. The land currently occupies a residential complex.

Thunderbird

Silverbird

El Rancho Hotel and Casino

Thunderbird
Aerial photograph of Las Vegas, Nevada: photographic print. Mary and Arthur Ackerman Aerial Photograph Collection (PH-00306). UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Original cropped by Raul Jusinto.

The Thunderbird opened on September 2, 1948. Renamed Silverbird (1977-1981), El Rancho Hotel and Casino (1981-1992). Closed on July 2, 1992. Demolished in 2000.

Architect: Marion Hicks.

Thunderbird Theme: Native American.

El Rancho Hotel and Casino Theme: Western/Mexican.

Thunderbird associated with: Burton Cohen (1995), Major Riddle.

Silverbird associated with: Major Riddle.

Fourth resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Was located on an All-American Road (2000) and a Nevada Scenic Byway (1995).

Was located at 2755 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Winchester, Nevada.

Denotes American Gaming Association Hall of Fame year of induction.