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Shedd Aquarium

Kaskaskia Dragon

2024 Progress West, Vandalia, IL 62471

Public Art

Come and see the largest dragon in Vandalia!

Elegant in its combustible simplicity, the Kaskaskia Dragon is a tourist attraction as pure as a princess in a fairy tale. You pull off the highway, drop a dragon coin into a slot labeled "Insert Token Dragon Breathes Fire," then Phoooosh! The 35-foot-long metal monster shoots flame from its sooty snout with a propane roar while its light bulb eyes glow red. One dollar buys you ten seconds.

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