When I saw the Kaskaskia Dragon mentioned online after a google search of tourist attractions along i70 I knew I HAD TO SEE IT. A 35 foot long dragon hand made out of metal that shoots fire out of it’s mouth? Not even a question – we were going to see it.
The Kaskaskia Dragon, which is named after a hardware store down the street, is located right off the exit for Vandalia, IL across the street from a drive through liquor store. Go into the liquor store to buy Dragon Coins which are $1 each then drop the coins into a slot near the dragon. Fire shoots from the dragons mouth for 10 seconds per coin.
I believe most people come at night, but we had to keep driving to stay on schedule so mid day would have to do. It was still really impressive, but I could see how much more awesome it would be at night.
I absolutely LOVE things like this – so creative! It put a huge smile on my face and if I had the chance I would definitely go back to see it again. 🙂
Do you know of any other cool quirky places like this for me to check out? Let me know in the comments below!