National Scenic Byways Program

James K. Polk Office Building, Suite 400
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0333
Phone: 615.741.0803
Fax: 615.532.5995

Michael McClanahan
National Scenic Byways Statewide Program Coordinator
Email: Michael.McClanahan@tn.gov

The National Scenic Byways Program is a Discretionary Grant Program administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and prepares the way for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to recognize certain roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads. The designation of a National Scenic Byway or All-American Road is based on archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic intrinsic qualities. There are 150 designated byways in 46 states.

For more information on Tennessee Scenic Byways, Highways, Parkways, and Trails, click the links below.

Scenic Highways/Tennessee Parkways Designation Map (pdf)

National Scenic Byways in Tennessee

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