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Kaskaskia Dragon

Rock Island Ave, Vandalia, Illinois 62471 USA

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  • No Public Restrooms
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“come watch the fire breathing dragon!”

The Kaskakia Dragon, located in Vandalia, Illinois just off Veterans Parkway has become a tourist destination, local hot spot, and stop for people from across the country.

This unique, fire-breathing dragon was built to be on the side of the road to attract visitors to put a token in to watch the dragon breath fire.

Since then, it has become a destination for visitors to Vandalia, a GeoCache location for GPS enthusiasts and much more.

Stop by and check out the dragon for yourself today!

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Reviewed by
tuckere

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 19, 2014
Rated 4.0

You have to get a token from the kaskaskia hardware store just down the road...such a neat little roadside stop =)

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
anna.layman.75

  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 2, 2014

its worth the stop and the dollar id say. although i dont think the fire lasted 10 seconds. a picture might b better than a video. and dont follow these directions, they take u about a block away. the dragon is on the corner of 40 and Rock island, as stated above.

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Reviewed by
wiesej1127

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 16, 2014

Worth the side trip and $1! Dragon is at corner of Veterans Pkwy and Rock Island.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Joy Gerbode

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 23, 2017

If you are going through Vandalia, you might want to top for a minute, but don't drive out of your way. It's cute, kids would enjoy it ... but the hardware store where you get the tokens is just that ... no gift shop or snack bar or anything, so don't be expecting a good place to stop. The dragon is cute ... makes a nice picture. Put the token in and fire comes from the front of it for a few seconds.

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Reviewed by
DaniBrooke

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 21, 2017
Rated 3.0

Right off the interstate it's a neat see! The fire wasn't what I expected but still nice!

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Reviewed by
leylyncard

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 9, 2017
Rated 3.0

Bet it would be better at dusk! Still fun if you need to just get up and walk for a few moments.

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Reviewed by
laurlloo

  • 17 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

This dragon is awesome! Get a token from the hardware store down the road and watch the dragon blow fire! It's awesome for kids and we loved it as a place to stretch our legs. Definitely stop by!

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Reviewed by
MadelineLane

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 21, 2016
Rated 4.0

Really cool and unique. Worth the stop if your not in a hurry.

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Reviewed by
TheresaHolloway

  • 9 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 19, 2016
Rated 2.0

Adorable! You stop to get your token at the hardware store. They were friendly and excited to see where we were from. The dragon breathes fire at a knight. It is right off the highway; you have no excuse not to stop and take a breather!

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Reviewed by
ChandraMurphy

  • 8 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 7, 2016
Rated 4.0

Funny thing to see on the side of the road, not far out of the way.

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Kaskaskia Dragon

Rock Island Ave
Vandalia, Illinois
62471 USA

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  • Independent
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Street Parking
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