Roadside America

Roadside America

Guide to offbeat attractions


2.5for iPhone, iPad and more
423 Ratings
This Exit LLC
8.1 MB
Jun 15, 2023
Update Date
in Travel
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You must be at least 17 years old to access this App.
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About Roadside America

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 more). The roadside attraction gurus at Roadside America have spent decades exploring the weird, amusing wonders on America’s highways. The app puts that expertise at your fingertips for your own adventures. Roadside America's fun stories, unique photos, and tipster reports guide you to less traveled places 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").

• Car & Driver: "All the Route 66–type classics, from neon signs to 25-foot-tall muffler men." • Popular Science: “This Holy Grail of road-trip apps has all the features you could want from a directory of the country’s quirkiest and most eclectic attractions.” • Thrillist: "An absolute must for fans of animatronic roadside dinosaurs and kitschy rest stops."

- "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 for nearby oddities, drop a pin revealing 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, Crime, more!


- Read amusing stories by Roadside America authors, 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 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 and your photos on oddball and unique discoveries to our editors for possible inclusion.


FAQs (inc. how to Restore regions for new/reset device):

For region activation issues, please contact us via app: More, Feedback or the website


When first launching app, select your one permanent region (see included states, below). You can later make in-app purchases to permanently unlock more regions. All Access unlocks all remaining regions. Register a Roadside America user account for purchased region access recovery (Restore) on new/reset/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

Family Share works for basic app; additional region access requires separate accounts and in-app purchases by each user.
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What's New in the Latest Version 2.5

Last updated on Jun 15, 2023
Old Versions
- Fixed region unlock/restore bug
- Increased On Route to 1,000 mi. max
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Version History
Jun 15, 2023
- Fixed region unlock/restore bug
- Increased On Route to 1,000 mi. max
Aug 16, 2022
- Bug fixes and improvements
- Account deletion option added
Nov 30, 2021
- iOS15 adjustments and layout optimizations
- Bug fixes
Jun 20, 2021
- On Route start bug fixed; maximum length increased to 700 mi.
- Save increased to 600 places; Been There: 950
Apr 11, 2021
- List "unsave" bug fixed
- Export your lists to 2nd device. No account needed.
- iPad improvements
Apr 3, 2021
- Refined maps, Filters
- Export Saved Data without account
- iPad views for easier planning
Aug 17, 2020
- 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!
Jul 6, 2020
- On Route: Within 1 mile (or 5-10-15-20-25 mi.)
- New map filter: Hide Saved places
- Fixed blog links, filters, more enhancements!
Jan 7, 2020
- Bug fixes and performance improvements for iOS 13
- On Route - city-to-city tweaks
Aug 9, 2019
- "On Route" tab - See attractions between a Start and End location. Adjust range from route
- Deep map pin tap bug fixed
- Password reset with email address or username
- Website Links to Latest Tips, Sight of the Week, Blog
Mar 27, 2019
Bug fixes and optimizations.
Mar 10, 2019
- Regions/Welcome map: Fixed "Done" button
- Improved Near Me location searches, bug fixes
- From Account tab, login to export Saves/Been Theres
Jun 29, 2018
- Fixed FAQ display at More>Feedback
- Fixed photo format for Submit Tip. Send 'em!
Jun 26, 2018
- Fixed photo format for Tip Submissions
- Improved Near Me location address searches
- Streamlined location to “When in Use,” reducing battery drain
- We fixed bugs and optimized stuff. FAQs at >More >Feedback
Sep 13, 2017
Now you can:
- Filter by RA Editors' "Smiley Tower" rating on select lists and maps (funnel icon)
- View an attraction on its own map
- Export/import Saves & Been There list for use on your other devices
- We fixed bugs and optimized stuff. FAQs at >More >Feedback
Jun 3, 2016
- Fixes bug in region in-app purchases (and also in the Restore function) that might fail to unlock content
- Directions Options: Support added for Waze; also Google Maps adjusted
- Increases saved lists to up to 750 places
- Various bug fixes and optimizations
- Region unlock issues? Contact us in the app via More > Feedback
Nov 3, 2014
- iOS 8 adjustments
- Location privacy settings updated
- Region not unlocking? Please request our help to complete via More: Feedback link or
Jan 4, 2014
- iOS 7 optimization
- Added "What's New" launch message
- About section: "Version History" and app review links added.
- Web View progress spinner fixed
- First time users: To select your region to use the app, first turn on your iPhone Location Services! In Settings, Privacy: Location Services must be turned ON. Otherwise regions "just flash" and app setup won't work.
Dec 3, 2013
- More iOS 7 optimization
- "Submit Tip" now easier to find
Oct 30, 2013
- New UI optimized for iOS 7 - all minty fresh!
- Fixed Story/Tip viewing issues using iPad with iOS 7
Jun 18, 2013
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Apr 19, 2013
- Added option to use a popular alternative map app for directions and routes.
- Occasional start screen freeze fixed.
- Various bug fixes.
Nov 28, 2012
♦ Fixed a bug affecting region purchases and restoration of previous purchases.
♦ Fixed crash and blank "Near Me" list condition.
Nov 10, 2012
♦ Optimized for iPhone5 and iOS 6. App update requires iOS 5.1 or later
♦ Improved map pin, indicates editor rating: Pink = 1, 2; Red = 3, 4, 5
♦ Improved User Location reporting in "Near Me"
♦ Facebook updated for attraction sharing
♦ App user account passwords can be reset in-app
♦ Various performance improvements
Nov 1, 2012
♦ Optimized for iPhone5 and iOS 6. App update requires iOS 5.1 or later
♦ Improved map pin, indicates editor rating: Pink = 1, 2; Red = 3, 4, 5
♦ Improved User Location reporting in "Near Me"
♦ Facebook updated for attraction sharing
♦ App user account passwords can be reset in-app
♦ Various performance improvements

Roadside America FAQ

Roadside America is available in regions other than the following restricted countries:
Israel,Myanmar,Taiwan,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Hungary,Mexico,Suriname,Tajikistan,Tanzania,Zimbabwe,Anguilla,Denmark,Gambia,Iraq,Madagascar,Romania,Slovenia,United Arab Emirates,Lebanon,Portugal,Uganda,Uzbekistan,Kenya,Kuwait,Cayman Islands,Maldives,Nepal,Russia,Sierra Leone,St. Vincent & The Grenadines,Georgia,Luxembourg,Malawi,Niger,Czech Republic,Dominican Republic,Guyana,Croatia,Thailand,Bulgaria,Sri Lanka,Yemen,South Africa,Belarus,Spain,Micronesia,Guatemala,Japan,Zambia,Congo,Jordan,Oman,Palau,Pakistan,Austria,Bahrain,Bermuda,Kazakhstan,Liberia,Macao,Mauritania,Philippines,Solomon Islands,Brunei Darussalam,Fiji,United Kingdom,South Korea,Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,Libya,Chad,Cape Verde,Grenada,Panama,Sweden,El Salvador,Tunisia,Uruguay,Australia,Bahamas,Belize,Ecuador,Guinea-bissau,Jamaica,Turkmenistan,Trinidad and Tobago,Benin,Mali,Paraguay,Singapore,Swaziland,Cote Divoire,Rwanda,Burkina Faso,Egypt,Indonesia,Nigeria,Germany,Lithuania,Malaysia,Nauru,Qatar,Venezuela,Angola,Barbados,Botswana,Chile,Colombia,Estonia,Hong Kong,Cambodia,St. Kitts and Nevis,Mongolia,Namibia,Serbia,Sao Tome & Principe,Kosovo,Antigua And Barbuda,Algeria,Mozambique,Poland,Albania,Bolivia,Finland,Morocco,Moldova,Macedonia,Mauritius,Papua New Guinea,Tonga,Switzerland,Costa Rica,St. Lucia,Turkey,Brazil,France,Gabon,Greece,Ireland,Italy,Malta,Seychelles,Senegal,Ukraine,Azerbaijan,Bhutan,Honduras,Latvia,Slovakia,Armenia,New Zealand,Peru,British Virgin Islands,Vietnam,Vanuatu,Argentina,Iceland,Montenegro,Montserrat,Norway,Saudi Arabia,Belgium,Congo, Democratic Republic,Cameroon,China,Cyprus,Dominica,India,Nicaragua,Ghana,Kyrgyzstan,Netherlands,Afghanistan,Turks and Caicos
Roadside America supports English
Roadside America contains in-app purchases. Please check the pricing plan as below:
All Access
US Access (v1.0-1.3)
US - Southeast
US - Southwest
US - Midwest
US - Northeast
US - Northwest
US - California
Click here to learn how to download Roadside America in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Roadside America.
Requires iOS 12.3 or later.
Requires iPadOS 12.3 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 12.3 or later.

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