The Palouse Scenic Byway, located in the heart of the Palouse region in southeastern Washington, combines 208 miles of rolling hills and farmland with rich history, small town charm, spectacular scenic vistas and outstanding recreational opportunities. The region also enjoys four distinct seasons, a mild climate, a variety of eating and shopping establishments and the amenities of a major university.
While visiting the Palouse Scenic Byway, take a leisurely drive along the gentle curving highways of our expansive farmlands or stop at any number of recreational sites for hiking, biking, fishing, or camping. Explore one of the eleven communities along the byway – each has its own distinct history and charm and is well worth a visit. Spend some time on the campus of Washington State University in Pullman. The campus boasts many museums, interesting architecture, a bear facility, the award winning WSU Creamery, and exciting PAC 10 athletics. Enjoy a meal at one of our many unique restaurants and cafes and browse for a one of a kind keepsake at a small town shop or antique store. Explore, relax or have an adventure – whatever you want to do, we’re sure the Palouse Scenic Byway is the place for you.
We hope you will visit the Palouse Scenic Byway and see for yourself the wonders of this special area of the country. It is filled with friendly people, miles of open road, unlimited activities and unsurpassed beauty.