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Scenic Byways


vehicle on Superior National Forest Scenic Byway
Superior National Forest Scenic Byway.

Minnesota Scenic Byways are roads that pass through 21 transportation corridors that feature many of Minnesota’s finest cultural, historic, natural, recreational, archaeological and cultural locations and landscapes.  Grassroots organizations have nominated these byways for byway designation and engage in planning, conservation, preservation and marketing activities to ensure a quality byway experience for visitors and residents.

Four state agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Historical Society and Explore Minnesota Tourism, partner with these grassroots organizations and with local governments on byway projects.

Eight Minnesota byways are also designated as National Scenic Byways under the National Scenic Byways Program, managed by the Federal Highway Administration.

Additional information about Minnesota Byways can be found at the Explore Minnesota Tourism or National Scenic Byways Program websites.

Funding for eligible activities on Minnesota Scenic Byways is available from the National Scenic Byways Program.  Information about National Scenic Byways Discretionary Grant funding and other features of the National Scenic Byways Program.

Information resources and training opportunities pertaining to Scenic Byways is available at the America’s Byways Resource Center website

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