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About Roadside America is a caramel-coated-nutbag-full of odd and hilarious travel destinations -- over 15,000 places in the U.S.A. and Canada -- ready for exploration.

Road trip know-it-alls Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, Mike Wilkins introduced readers to the world of offbeat tourist attractions with their books, Roadside America and New Roadside America (Jack Barth was a co-author of the first RA book). The three writers continued to document and photograph their backroad discoveries. On the web since 1994 ( launched in 1996), and with a companion iPhone application since 2010, they're accompanied online by a horde of tipsters shoving little pushpins of peculiarity into the landscape. You'll also find the Roadside guys on Facebook and Twitter, curating the latest offbeat attraction news and discoveries.

Navigating the Web Site

Browse by state, search by keywords or city, or just wander the backroads of our offbeat attraction stories and tips.

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Places to Go

The Map Section is linked to state and province pages and interactive maps. There are also treasures waiting to be disinterred in the Pet Cemetery and our video vault.

TrunkationsBlogged and Topical!

Trunkations: An occasional blog of our latest rants and ruminations.

Sight of the Week is an outstanding attraction we've visited or investigated in detail, new each week!

The straight-from-the-road leads and reports are in Latest Tips and Muffler Men Sightings.


Aiding your research and travel planning, you can try Roger™, to find thousands of great attractions. When he craps out, you can still use Google to search the site.

Send Your Tips

You can submit tips and directions for new sights, and updates on the classic attractions. Tip Submission Guidelines | Submit a Tip