What's New

- Fixed bug that might cause an attraction info view to crash.
- Travel Tip: Some (mostly indoor) attractions require reservations, or have changed public days/hours open. It's a crazy year. Call ahead!

App Description

App includes 1 region you choose from 7 oddity-rich U.S./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, amusing wonders of America’s highways. The app puts that expertise at your fingertips for your own adventures. Fun reports, maps and photos guide you to less traveled places waiting just 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."
- New York Times recommended app 2020: "For those with a yen for oddities"..."where to find an evil clown sign, not to mention a Jell-O museum"...
- The Today Show: "Road Trip Must Haves"
- Travel + Leisure: "Great Road-Trip App"
- Real Simple: Recommended Road Trip "Escape App"

- "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


- Check map or list for nearby oddities, or drop a pin to reveal what's ahead.
- Add 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!


- 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 must-sees in your vicinity.


- Send an attraction location to Maps or other popular routing apps
- Mark Saves and Been Theres to view on a list/map. Or filter-hide to only see the unexplored!
- Export/Import your Saves and Been Theres to a 2nd device
- Submit Tips on oddball and unique discoveries to our editors for possible inclusion.


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):


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

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 1.3
  • December 12, 2011 New version 1.5
  • December 20, 2011 New version 1.5.1
  • January 14, 2012 New version 1.5.2
  • March 31, 2012 New version 1.6
  • April 07, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • April 09, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • June 17, 2012 New version 1.7
  • November 02, 2012 New version 1.8
  • November 11, 2012 New version 1.8.1
  • November 29, 2012 New version 1.8.2
  • April 20, 2013 New version 1.8.3
  • June 19, 2013 New version 1.8.4
  • October 31, 2013 New version 1.8.5
  • December 04, 2013 New version 1.8.6
  • January 05, 2014 New version 1.8.7
  • November 03, 2014 New version 1.8.8
  • July 13, 2016 New version 1.9.0
  • April 15, 2018 New version 1.9.1
  • April 07, 2019 New version 1.9.5
  • August 17, 2019 New version 2.0.0
  • January 14, 2020 New version 2.0.1
  • July 15, 2020 New version 2.1
  • October 23, 2020 New version 2.1.1

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