The Kaskaskia Dragon

As far as bad roadside attractions go, we’re suckers. We will stop for almost any attraction that seems promising, and are often disappointed.

But, today we stumbled upon one – okay we drove 40 miles out of the way to find one – in Vandalia, Illinois.

The Kaskaskia Dragon has become quite a tourist destination and that’s exactly why it was built. It’s simple but it will bring the kid out of you. First you stop by the liquor store across the street, buy a token for a dollar (we bought three) and then pop them into the slot next to the dragon… the next thing that happens needs to be seen (at night, if possible!) – but we videotaped it for your enjoyment.