Scenic Byways
There are more than 1,200 designated national, state, tribal, and federal agency scenic byways, and they are located in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

Scenic America is the leading advocate for scenic byways.

Scenic byways are part of the American experience. They take us to and through the places we’ve always dreamed of traveling, guiding us through our history and heritage and connecting us to national parks, scenic shorelines, majestic mountains and more.

But beyond these benefits, scenic byways also deliver an important economic impact to the communities they traverse. And with more than 1,200 designated roadways in all 50 states, they impact all of us.

Scenic America is the leading advocate for scenic byways. We fought to bring back the National Scenic Byways Program when its funding lapsed and its designation process disappeared, and we continue to fight for federal support for this critical program.


There are 227 All-American Roads and national scenic byways.


Scenic byways are located in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.


Scenic America has secured $42 million to fund byways.

Protecting Scenic Roads

While scenic byways designations are designed to protect our nation’s roadways from billboards and other blight, the scenic qualities of these roadways can be compromised when segmentation allows for commercial development.

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Creating New Byways

Scenic America offers assistance to community and tribal organizations interested in pursuing scenic byways designations.

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Get to Know the Scenic Byways

View a list of all state and national scenic byways and All-American Roads.

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Take Action: Tell Congress to Fund Scenic Byways

The National Scenic Byways Program needs funding in the FY 24 appropriations bill and beyond.

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