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Roadside America App

For iPhone and iPad


Download on the App Store $2.99 includes any ONE of 7 regions.
In-app purchases: Entire US/Canada for $6.99 more, or a la carte regions $1.99 each.
Available in US and Canada App Stores. Requires iOS 12.3 and higher.

The Roadside America App for iPhone (and iPad) was created by America's foremost experts in roadside attractions and oddities. It's packed with easy-to-use, in-depth info and maps for the nation's funniest and weirdest must-sees -- over 15,000 eye-popping places when you unlock the entire USA and Canada. app with map viewWhen you purchase the app for $2.99, the Roadside America App lets you choose one of seven US/Canada regions to unlock: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest, or California (see list of states included). You have the option in the App to also buy individual regions ($1.99/region) or all remaining regions -- the Entire US/Canada ($6.99).

Near Me: Fun Destinations In Every Direction

You'll instantly see what's nearby -- oddball monuments, Muffler Men, quirky museums, tourist attractions. When on the network, the app knows where you are, so you'll never miss a great sight again.

Get maps and driving directions, hours, phone numbers, and the stories and tips. And keep track of every Roadside America sight you've visited!

On Route: City-To-City Recommendations

In Roadside America 2.0 we added "On Route," which displays the roadside attractions POIs between two cities along a route. You can widen the corridor, filter by rating, and save favorites to visit on the road ahead.

In version 2.2 we added native views in iPad, making it easier to plan on larger maps and lists.

Detail View - House on the Rock

You can browse attractions by our categories: "Big," "Atomic," "Music," "Tech," and 70 more Themes. The app photo galleries display thousands of images, and the app accesses special "research" attraction targets not yet on Roadside America web site!

Share the Fun

You can join in on the exploration by submitting tips and photos to from the road. Select and upload images from your personal photo library. Our editors review and pick the best tips and pics to help keep other travelers up-to-date.

One Region – More Regions, or the Entire USA

The Roadside America App lets you choose one of six US regions or Canada region to permanently unlock: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest, California (inc. HI, AK), or Canada (check list of states included in your region).

Savvy road trippers will want to unlock the Entire USA/Canada, including over 13,000 attractions, new attractions and updates, for just $6.99 more. Individual Regions or the Entire USA/Canada is an in-app purchase, which can be made within the app after the original 1-region is unlocked, or at any time: tap More, tap All Access.

Near Me list view.

Convenient Features


So don't settle for less. Backed up by 35 years of research and the latest eyewitness reports, the Roadside America App is your best mobile guide to the weird and wacky along the road.

Sample Screen Views

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What App Users Are Saying...

"If there’s a bizarre or offbeat attraction to see somewhere along your travel route, then Roadside America will let you know about it, and it can turn a humdrum road trip into an entertaining and diverting one very quickly.“
—Gizmodo, "The Best Apps to Upgrade Your Summer Road Trip” -June 26, 2023

"I drove cross country with this app as my co-pilot and now going on Roadside adventures is my favorite weekend hobby."

"This app is a constant source of interesting things to see and do. I tell everybody about it. Of all the apps on my phone (too many -- this is hands down the best."

"Did 2 full cross-country trips within 6 months...this app made it really fun, interesting and many times quirky...gave us odd points just to laugh and read out loud. I love it and got to see things I never would have been aware of otherwise."

"Highly recommend this app and the paid portions too. These folks put a lot of time into making an invaluable resource and I would happily pay more for their services. I use this app all over the USA."
—A J Cole

"I love this app!!! People are constantly asking me where I find such cool stuff to do on the weekends. It's because I just grab my car keys and open up the Roadside America app." — Urpickle

All The Great Places

  • World's Largest and Smallest -- from humongous statues to itty bitty churches
  • Little museums, factory tours, monuments to just about anything!
  • Odd architecture and folk art environments
  • Route 66, classic roadside attractions and tourist traps
  • Mystery spots, gravity hills, caves, mines, natural and unnatural wonders
  • America's Muffler Men statues -- The Great Conspiracy we originally discovered, named and tracked!