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Kaskaskia Dragon

Rock Island Ave, Vandalia, Illinois 62471 USA

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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

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 19, 2014

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

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Reviewed by
anna.layman.75

  • 5 Reviews
  • 2 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
  • 1 Helpful
June 16, 2014

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

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Reviewed by
laurlloo

  • 16 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 28, 2016

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

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

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Reviewed by
TheresaHolloway

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 19, 2016

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

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

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BekkaParks

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 6, 2016

Very cool stop! The kids loved making the dragon breathe fire at the knight!

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RotmanFamily2014

  • 8 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 3, 2016

Great photo op! And there is a liquor store just steps away (bonus!)

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Reviewed by
blakley6

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 3, 2016

I loved this stop! We went to the hardware store and found a couple treasures, they gave us a couple coins for the dragon for free when we asked. The fire breathing dragon was spot on!!!!

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Kaskaskia Dragon

Rock Island Ave
Vandalia, Illinois
62471 USA

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