Las Vegas, Nevada: Blue Angel Weather Vane (In Transition)

Demolished Blue Angel Motel featured a lovely 16 ft. tall blue angel hovering on a pole above. When the wind blew hard enough, the wings acted as a weather vane and turned her showgirl body. On March 29, 2017, the Angel was removed for restoration; return date unknown.
Directions:
Blue Angel Motel, east of Las Vegas Blvd., Fremont Street at North 21st St.
Hours:
March 2017: Statue moved to shop for restoration. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Status:
In Transition

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Blue Angel Weather Vane

In 2017, the Blue Angel statue was taken down and moved to a shop for restoration. It's now owned by the city, and should make a return somewhere in town as a display of vintage advertising. We're hoping she'll still spin with the wind!

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 03/30/2017]

Blue Angel.

Blue Angel Weather Vane

The Blue Angel Weather Vane is still there, although her former hotel is completely gone. The lot is vacant and cleaned up; easy to get to and to take photos. She still moves whichever way the wind blows.

[NMatson, 07/07/2016]

Demolished Blue Angel Motel.

Blue Angel Weather Vane

The motel buildings are pretty much totally gone now. Heard they were going to build a new mini mall, but the developer is saving the statue.

[Joie, 02/28/2015]

Blue Angel.

Blue Angel Weather Vane

The Blue Angel Motel will be bulldozed in 2015, but the motel's memorable Blue Angel weather vane will be allowed to survive right where it is. The 35-foot-high angel -- her look a blend of fairytale whimsy and showgirl va-va-voom -- arrived in the late 1950s, designed by Betty Willis (who later went on to create the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign). The motel site will be rebuilt as a shopping plaza, but -- in a surprising move for this implosion-mad metropolis -- developer Arnold Stalk has pledged that the Blue Angel will not be touched.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/03/2015]

Blue Angel Motel.

Blue Angel Weather Vane

The hotel is fenced up and falling to bits (as are most hotels in that area), but the Blue Angel is still happily rotating.

[Mary Cancilla, 07/28/2014]

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