Roadside America

Roadside America

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2009-12-31
  • Current Version: 1.9.3
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 9.79 MB
  • Developer: This Exit LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Rating Count: 2 009


The team at has spent decades exploring the weird wonders of America’s highways. The Roadside America app puts their expertise at your fingertips to help you on your own unforgettable adventures. Fun reports, maps and photos guide you to the less traveled places just waiting off the next exit. App purchase includes your choice of 1 permanent U.S./Canada region (of 7 total regions).* Optional in-app purchases with a Roadside America account unlock more or all regions ("All Access"). - 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" - NY Times: "For a more lighthearted road trip, with more quirky sights highlighted, check out Roadside America…" ____________________________ 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 what oddities are nearby, or drop a pin ahead. - 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 our travel gurus, the authors of Roadside America. - View photos, maps and directions, addresses, hours. Call attractions. - Find out about exclusive "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 ____________________________ * 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 device access restores. - 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



  • 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?
  • A road trip necessity

    By Profbarb
    I love this app. I took a 3 1/2 week road trip to drive from the East Coast to the west and found amazing things along the way. I used the app on a 2 1/2 week trip from the West Coast to the east later and also enjoyed finding interesting places. I shared it with the fellow I met recently And he got a great deal of pleasure of looking at the towns he knows in finding the interesting and weird places near his familiar sites. Keep up the good work
  • Love this app

    By AvolaZebo
    How fun to find the unique and unusual as we travel. Love it
  • Need more but good

    By riggs70
    The app is fun and interesting, but need more stops
  • Get it and love it

    By Dogwalker303
    Love this! I love that it takes you to the off the wall places, not your standard touristy places. We are on the road a lot and we have seen a lot of things/places that we otherwise would have missed. The app is easy to use and is always the first thing that I consult when we go to a new city/town.
  • We’ve checked out so many attractions thanks to this app!

    By Shrubber G
    Amazingly helpful. So much info with intuitive interface.
  • Account required for additional regions

    By DJ Car Alarm
    First off this is a really cool App. I really want to give it five stars. But sadly I can’t. I am located right between two regions and want to buy access to another region. However instead of a standard in-app purchase, setting up a separate account is required. This makes little sense - I’d like to just buy this as an in-app purchase but for whatever puzzling reason the developers won’t allow this. I understand a sign-up if, say, the region access was free, but with paid content this doesn’t make much sense to me.
  • Road trip fun

    By Kim V
    You never know what fun will be at the next highway exit or along the road. This app made a long drive a little longer but much more fun! Giant Transformers, VW bug spiders, who knows what you will find!
  • My go to app for road trips

    By Melissa_____
    How can you not love the tacky American experience. It’s really what defines us- America is just young to have a lot of impressive historical attraction, so we make up for it in muffler men, giant oxen and monuments to the obscure. This app is your guide book to navigate through the clever and silly to find the down right strangest. It’s easy to use and well thought out. Good job.
  • What???

    By CMP spinner
    I paid for this app to get all access. Now all of a sudden I can only get one region??? I was never notified the system had changed. Seems like a sneaky rip-off to me. Buyers beware!!!
  • Don’t waste your time or money!

    By Flydrifter
    Offbeat attraction is right. No museums, history or anything else of much interest here.
  • Complicated

    By Emankcin retne
    I don’t understand how to use the app. The free service on the website is great. Sorry I bought the app. I might try for a refund.
  • Roadside enthusiast

    By Martinixox
    This app is a lot of fun if you like to meander by car. Sometimes we enjoy happening upon these treasures and sometimes we make destination trips. In either case, the descriptions are hip and fun and make us chuckle. If you like “freaky hoo-ha”, odd monuments, drive-by sculpture parks and sometimes Historical treasures, this app is recommended. Where else can you be directed to eat the worlds first hamburger and then see Jayne Mansfield’s other grave whilst reading up on iconic muffler men and ghost stories.
  • The essential road trip app

    By sh0rt-e
    This app will add miles to your odometer and years to your life.