Roadside America

Roadside America

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2009-12-31
  • Current Version: 2.0.0
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 8.63 MB
  • Developer: This Exit LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 2 257


App includes 1 region you choose from 7 oddity-rich US/Canada regions. Purchase more ($1.99/region) or all remaining regions ($6.99). The roadside attraction gurus at Roadside America have spent decades exploring the weird wonders of America’s highways. The Roadside America app puts that expertise at your fingertips for your own adventures. Fun reports, maps and photos guide you to the less traveled places just waiting off the next exit. App includes your choice of one permanent U.S./Canada region (see region states list below*). Optional in-app purchases require sign-up for a Roadside America account to unlock more or all regions ("All Access"). - People Magazine Travel Awards 2019: "This will lead you to the best kitsch in the country." - The Today Show: "Road Trip Must Haves" - Travel + Leisure: "Great Road-Trip App" - Real Simple: Recommended Road Trip "Escape App" - Conde Nast Traveler: "Best Travel Apps for Kids" ____________________________ DISCOVER UNUSUAL AND FUNNY PLACES ALONG THE HIGHWAY - "World’s Largest" and smallest sights - Strange museums, graves, statues, Muffler Men - Bizarre architecture, obscure history - Route 66 sights, tourist traps, odd theme parks - Mystery spots, gravity hills, caves, unnatural wonders ____________________________ SEE WHAT'S UP THE ROAD - Check map or list for nearby oddities, or drop a pin to reveal what's ahead. - Add a Start and End city to reveal a string of possibilities along the route. - Search by attraction name, address, or browse by city. - Explore 70+ themes: Atomic, Music, Celebrities, Tech, Zombie Army, more! ____________________________ PLAN A TRIP -- OR JUST LAUGH - Read amusing field reports by the authors of Roadside America, and useful eyewitness tips by travelers. - View photos, maps and directions, addresses, hours. Call attractions. - Help investigate "research" attraction targets we think have potential! - Filter Editors' Ratings to focus on the must-sees in your vicinity. ____________________________ USE ROAD TRIP TOOLS - Send an attraction location to Maps or other popular routing apps - Export/Import your Saves and Been Theres to a 2nd device - Submit Tips on oddball and unique discoveries to our editors for possible inclusion. ____________________________ FAQ AND CONTACT INFO For region activation issues, please contact us in the app: More, Feedback or via the website Extensive FAQs (including how to Restore regions for a new/reset device): ____________________________ * REGIONS: HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR IN-APP PURCHASE(S) When first launching app, select your one permanent region (see included states, below). Then, you can make optional in-app purchases to permanently unlock more regions, or All Access unlocks all remaining regions. Sign up for a Roadside America user account for region purchases and region access recovery (Restore) on new/reset or 2nd devices. - NORTHEAST: Delaware, DC, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia - SOUTHEAST: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee - MIDWEST: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin - SOUTHWEST: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah - NORTHWEST: Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming - CALIFORNIA: California, Alaska, Hawaii - CANADA: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, PEI, Québec, Saskatchewan, Yukon



  • Quirky Rules!

    By Niesgirl
    I have loved the Roadside America website for years, and now to have it available as a mobile app is so terrific! I love it!

    By Glenn's mom
    My family loves this app and we get a kick out of so many of the fun, quirky, weird, & entertaining places we’ve visited! Any time we travel I am looking for amusing little side trips near our destinations. It’s been worth the small amount the app costs!
  • Never miss a giant pistachio

    By pistachio739
    We use this app before and on every trip we take. It never fails to lead us to great photo opps, some are breathtaking and some are just plain stupid silly. We wouldn’t be without it.
  • Super fun app

    By lspsyikbn
    Lovin the quirkinesses
  • Unable to unlock from searching

    By grumpy holllywood
    Stuck in search mode unable to use
  • Travel Enhancer

    By Jpamr6
    The app is easy to use and provides useful information with tips and directions. Travel on road trips is more interesting with Roadside America. The map view is a great help.
  • King of the Road...

    By AzJayBird
    This app turns a boring drive into a whacky road adventure.!.!
  • Can’t fix my account

    By smee012748
    I’ve tried to fix my account but the directions given don’t work.
  • Waste of money

    By AliciaBarb
    If there was a competition to put the LAMEST things to see while on the road, this app would win hands down.
  • Roadside America is like the Milky Way

    By Ohio Bell
    This app reminds me of the first time I really saw the Milky Way. I gasped 😳. When I then tried with my binoculars,the black empty spaces filled up with stars! This app gives me sort of the same feeling. This app fills in all the “dark” spaces. This app took a lot of time and work.
  • Worth it, even if only enjoyed from my armchair

    By Auto Museum Buff
    I had a little trouble figuring out how access the app at first and can understand why some frustrated users gave it less than a 5-star rating. THEN I read the FAQs and more of the directions and found the app works just as advertised. Gee, imagine that. I am now traveling the entire country from my armchair, delighted with the many quirky sights, roadside parks, museums & oddities. If I never leave home again the reasonable cost was worth it to me (and I have limited resources). From now on, every future trip will start with a review of potential places and sights to see along the way (or even out of the way). Thanks Roadside America.
  • Perfect

    By superuser
    If you're the kind of person who likes to stop and look at interesting stuff during long road trips, this is THE app for you. It's well worth the value, and has such a huge library of roadside attractions and other cool things to see along the way.
  • Don't Leave Home Without It

    By Zestyopolis
    As a longtime user of the website, I was thrilled to discover the app. Roadside aficionados unite! I've recommended this to many friends. Thanks to the developers!
  • Roadside America

    By cilbeach
    As a Motorcoach traveler this ap is a must!
  • Never know what u can find

    By Burgiebill
    Found some great places to visit
  • Dosappo

    By kalme willow
    I paid for this app and choose Southwest. It showed me nothing but a map. I registered... it redirected me to email. After doing all this I get back to same place. It shows me southwest map lit. That is all. If I choose another area it wants me to pay more. I have not yet saw what I paid for first time. I've messed with this awhile and I do not understand all the places you refer people to learn how to work a simple map. Please give me my money back and I'll just use my map and search from google. A waste of time,
  • Great App

    By margod23
    Traveling local or long distance? The Roadside America app will help you find interesting, weird and/or unique things to see. From a piece of the Berlin Wall to the World’s Largest Rocking Chair, you will find these and a whole lot more with this app.
  • Quirky

    By processart
    This app quits out and doesn’t always work. I’ve had to re-download it a couple times and is stuck in partial download mode for four days.
  • I loooove this app

    By Smurfette AJIE
    Help find interesting things to do when just entering a town and have time to waste. Also to find historical spots that you would never think to search for. Plus weird and cool things too. My kids always calls this my adventure I take them on. Especially now that they are getting their drivers licenses and needs hours behind the wheel. I look for something and not tell them then once we get to the spot they will say, “really mom?” Or “wow, now this is cool!”. We have tons of fun with this app.
  • Not good

    By KJ-SF
    Downloaded the app. Paid to unlock all regions. The app is stuck on the map of the US saying “enjoy your trip” BUT it is stuck on this screen! SO DISAPPOINTED especially after I paid in good faith.
  • I love this app

    By jkunzelman
    There is always something bizarre, strange, or funny lurking around the corner. This app will let you know where it is.
  • Makes a trip

    By Yelojkt
    We never road trip without this app. Makes travel so much fun. I can turn a 3 hour trip into a 6 hour trip 😂
  • All Access Is Worth It

    By Shaunbell440
    Pay the extra money for the all access unlock if you travel the country, or would like to one day. Well worth the money. Lots of cool things to see when you use the app to find them.

    By Jack Jones 999
    They make you choose which area you want... pathetic, terrible app... I spit on their CEO 🤬🤬🤬
  • Frustrating

    By TND13
    Purchased the app once I received email to confirm wouldn’t allow access states I had to register. Tried to register again,said account was already active. Had to delete app and start over. Once I finally was able to access app tried to unlock all. Will not allow me to tells me I have to purchase the unlocked version which I have. Still will not allow me to access everything. Waste of money and time.
  • I plan vacations

    By Rick the Worm
    I use this app to plan vacation road trips. It is a really fun to plan short day trips and multi day trips with the attractions this app offers. Easy to use, informative, a must for every day tripper.
  • The best Roadside Attraction app on the web

    By sumoflam in KY
    This is by far the best Roadside Attraction app anywhere. It includes 1000s of fun sites, with ratings, directions, photos and even allows input and updates from users. The site team is always updating with new places. Another great function is the ability to use the geo-locator that will bring up fun and quirky attractions near your location. Get the app, get a camera and get ready to see the FUN side of America.
  • In App Purchases Disappearwd

    By jesbrown73
    I paid for access to the entire country. I just opened the app to plan a trip and my in-app purchases have disappeared.
  • Exciting Find!

    By Getting Skinny!
    What an exciting find! We love to travel and always dislike missing cool stuff. I first looked in the area around my home. I’ve lived here all my life and did not know these fascinating things were here! Oh the adventures we will have...!
  • I love this app!

    By Keith$b
    My wife and I keep it on when traveling. It’s not uncommon for us to detour to see some fantastic or weird posting from the app. We are addicted!
  • What fun !

    By BigDogma
    We love this App. Adds more fun when traveling anywhere. There is a lot out there in this country to see. Fun and some things are really interesting to learn too. And some are just plain Odd. Fun to find them and take a selfie . We look for Roadside America things wherever we go!
  • Southeast

    By CK x2020
    Only six sites. You have to pay more for additional regions.
  • My favorite travel app

    By TheFranci
    We have traveled to 49 states and cross-crossed the county a few times. No app has consistently proved more worthwhile tips than this one. It makes our travels much more fun and memorable.
  • Useful

    By MrsBwithaK
    Great app to use when on a road trip with “nothing to do” - we like the oddities for sure! Would give 5 stars if all locations listed a physical address and a simple link to google maps for directions. Not all do, they just have directions turn here, turn there, etc... other than that great app for road trips!
  • Love love love

    By Dld)$)
    My favorite app ever
  • Fun,fun,fun

    By PK506
    Love to sit and browse through this site. So fun
  • Love this app

    By Sodneal
    We use it traveling all over the US. Never disappoints. And you can add your comments and photos to keep it relevant. Worth every cent!
  • Love the app

    By GJWill68
    This app really helps you either plan your trip, or search for spontaneous distractions from the weary road.
  • You Have To Pay More

    By everynicknameistaken123456
    Fun app, but you have to pay extra to access any region other than the one first selected. As an RV-er traveling around the county, I had to pay for all 5 regions. There are apps and google searches that do this for free.
  • awful

    By xdylanx666
    this app is just wants your money. it’s poorly laid out and you have to pay for each place you want me look at. Wish I would have saved my money
  • Fun app for travelers!

    By 4our3girls
    I love this app! I find interesting places to visit during our road trips using this app. I understand that subscription for all access have been eliminated, if this is true then I’m so lucky to have purchased all regions before it stopped. Thank you for making our road trips fun!
  • Best App Ever

    By Kimmy2000x
    I bought this app - All of it ! I used to use the books they wrote, but this app is a God - Send! Worth every penny!!
  • Joe O'Grady

    By Toughguy joe
    When ever out traveling on my Harley, I make it a point to Check my app, roadside America. I would hate to miss something, from cool little places to big attraction. I use the app to get to know America, love it & I live it!!! After covering the US, might hit Europe on the Harley. Joe O'Grady
  • Only App I Paid For

    By Laurie50Staterunner
    I travel a lot and live this app. Lists things even the locals haven’t seen. Also it’s really easy to add sites to the database.
  • The most fun I’ve had with an app

    By KaitKennedydesigns
    I’ve used this app on several trips and it’s lead to some kitchy fun adventures throughout the states! I’ve visited a hole made entirely of paper, a surgical science museum and an abandoned tv walk of fame. I’ve recommended this app by word of mouth and now I’m recommending where it counts on iTunes. Worth the price for the endless adventures it inspires.
  • Limited

    By ready to drle
    Didn’t realize you could only select ONE region of states and not all the states for your purchase. Wouldn’t have purchased had I knew this. 🤔 You have to pay for additional 5.99 to get the rest. 🙄. Wish I hadn’t purchased it!
  • Fun

    By 4thestateteacher
    We truly enjoy this app on our family road trips.
  • Fun and easy to navigate

    By DiamondFarm
    Who knew there was so much to see on a road trip! It’s been fun stopping off and seeing some interesting things! I see there is nothing flagged near me and I know of a few secrets so I’ll submit them as tips!
  • Don’t buy

    By Gklprrs
    Love the free web version and thought, okay will pay 2.99 for iPhone version; but get one region and can purchase additional regions. It’s also hard to figure out, can I have my $$ back please?