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.