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Kaskaskia Dragon, Vandalia

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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!

Directions to the Dragon: I-70 exit 61 and drive south toward the Wal-mart. Make a left at the light onto US Hwy 40/Veterans Ave. Dragon will be on your right in about a mile, at the corner of Rock Island Ave. Tokens at the liquor store across the street, or behind the dragon at Kaskaskia Supply. If the dragon is out of breath, let Kaskaskia know!
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  • A little strange, but a great place to stop and take a photo. Go to the liquor store and get a token for the dragon to breathe out fire. 
    A little strange, but a great place to stop and take a photo. Go to the liquor store and get a token for the dragon to breathe out fire.  more »
  • Great roadside attraction. Get your tokens at the liquor store or hardware store to see the dragon breathe fire. 
    Great roadside attraction. Get your tokens at the liquor store or hardware store to see the dragon breathe fire.  more »
Google
  • Super cool! Make sure you read your coins before putting them in the box, they have a special message you can easily miss! Totally worth the stop if you're in the area. Little kids and adults will all love it!
  • Very cool attraction. Looks bigger in photos but was still a cool little stop on our path back to Alabama. The dragon shoots fire out of his mouth as you make a wish and watch.

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