Scenic Byways

The Missouri Byways Program is a statewide partnership designed to provide recreational, educational and economic benefits to Missourians through the designation, interpretation, protection, promotion and infrastructure development of outstanding routes in Missouri, which contain exceptional examples of any of the following six intrinsic qualities:  cultural, historical, archeological, natural, scenic and recreational.  The Missouri Byways Program is also a part of a national program consisting of All-American roads, national scenic byways and state scenic byways.

To inquire about or access maps of any of Missouri's ten byways, please reference Missouri Byways Contact Information

The Missouri Byways Program Guide will help with the state byway designation process.

Need answers to common byway questions?  Our FAQs have the answers.

Additional information, on January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved 49 new designations to the America's Byways® collection, including 15 All-American Roads and 34 National Scenic Byways in 28 states. This increases the number of America's Byways® to 184 in 48 states.  To view the National Scenic Byways 2021 Illustrative Designations Booklet, please see the National Scenic Byways Program website. 

Still have questions?  Contact Missouri State Byway Coordinator, Brenda Harris via e-mail at, or phone at (573) 751-7458 or toll-free 1-888 ASK MODOT.

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