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Hard to pass up a fire breathing dragon

As with most roadside oddities, this is less impressive in person but it’s still pretty cool... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
via mobile
Adorable and Silly Fun!

Adorable and silly, and a must see if here in town, and frankly, the second best thing in the area... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Canton, Ohio
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2024 Progress West Dr, Vandalia, IL 62471-3241
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

As with most roadside oddities, this is less impressive in person but it’s still pretty cool, especially if you have younger kids. You can buy a token across the street at the liquor store and for $1 you get about 10 seconds of fire. The...More

Thank DaveTUSC
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Adorable and silly, and a must see if here in town, and frankly, the second best thing in the area (Holiday Inn nearby came in first). I'd recommend just taking photos or, if you must, grabbing the token and watching the dragon breathe fire at...More

Thank RhondaB144
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Thank you, TripAdvisor!! Grandma scored big with this attraction. It doesn't take long, it's not all the money in the world and the kids love it.

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Water tower nearby is also a good photo opp. The dragon was neat, but the fire didn't last long. We had to buy the $1 coin from the liquor store across the street, and some may be opposed to going in there. Overall it was...More

Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Has to be a great site to visit with kids! A fire breathing dragon!! It is easy to find and worth the photo opportunity.

Thank thomasmV1958LM
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is absolutely the very best token-operated propane-powered steel fire-breathing dragon I've ever seen. I wouldn't say it's worth leaving I70 just to see it, but if you're in Vandalia for any other reason (motel, in our case) then, yes. Note: it's right across from...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had to stop at the hardware store to get tokens so we could see the dragon breathe fire! The hardware store was great, by the way. Glad we stopped.

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

A home-built huge dragon, come at dusk or after dark to see him breathe fire! Buy $1 tokens at the liquor store across the street. A must-see when you're in Vandalia.

Thank propwash05
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Right off of Interstate 70 in Vandalia. Very cool metal sculptures that are delightfully done. Great 5-10 minute stop for you and the kids

Thank Alan V
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We added this little stop to the trip for entertainment value. The kids are still talking about it. The hardware store next door gave us tokens and a little card for the kids. Please patron that store!! They were wonderful. The dragon breathes fire. Don't...More

Thank CK R
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