Driving Tourism and Economic Development
Scenic byways help communities by driving tourism and economic development, which results in job creation. Scenic byways are stewarded by local stakeholder groups who volunteer countless hours in support of byways, and federal dollars are often combined with local public and private investment to improve the byway experience, increasing the draw to visitors and creating a large return on investment.
An increasing number of studies demonstrate the economic benefits to identifying, protecting, and promoting scenic byways. Click on any study listed here to learn more.
Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia/North Carolina)
Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway (Minnesota)
Cherokee Hills Scenic Byway (Oklahoma)
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway (California/Oregon)
Louisiana Scenic Byways
Natchez Trace Parkway (Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama)
Scenic Byway 12 (Utah)
Beartooth Highway (Wyoming)
About the National Scenic Byways ProgramLearn more about this important tourism and economic development program.
List of All National Scenic Byways and All-American RoadsView a list of all nationally designated roads, organized by state.
Explore Byways by StateSee the national, state, and federal agency byways that are located in each state.