El Vado Motel Route 66 Photo Print


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El Vado Motel, Route 66 Western Photography Photo Print

Albuquerque, NM

When this motel opened in 1937, it was one of New Mexico’s first motels to greet Route 66 travelers. Generations of families have forged lasting memories and adventures starting here. The motel has undergone an $18 million upgrade, which included some public funds. El Vado, a local icon of the Route 66 heyday, has been in limbo since closing in 2005 when the previous owner said he wanted to tear it down for luxury townhouses. The city seized the property a few years later after a long fight to save it. After being vacant for more than a dozen years, it was completely restored in 2018. This vintage awesome neon with the Indian and its colorful headdress can hang in your space. Just let Roadside Gallery know what you would like this image printed on and enjoy your part of Route 66 every day.