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  • Fresh Catch

    Missouri isn’t a coastal community, but there’s no need to be crabby: Despite being landlocked, 417-land is...

  • Utah the Beautiful

    Explore the Big Five (and more) before the summer crowds descend.

  • Tale as Old as Time

    Peek inside Top of the Rock’s Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, a Smithsonian-quality destination...

  • Swimming Upstream

    At the beginning of 2016, Springfield was gearing up to launch a new plan that would improve the city’s water...

  • Getaway to Little Rock

    Just a four-hour drive from Springfield, Little Rock is a great city for a long weekend trek. Bring your...

  • Do Good: Eden Village

    A local nonprofit is turning the problem of homelessness into opportunities for others by building a community...

  • Fritzy Business

    A few fun-loving staffers ditched their desks and headed to Fritz’s Adventure for an afternoon of exploring....

  • Escape to Machu Picchu

    What do you get when you add four friends, four days, 26 miles and an altitude of 13,900 feet? You get a...

  • 5 Best Fully Loaded Fries

    Crispy, crunchy and oh-so-perfect for dipping, French fries are easily one of our favorite go-to treats. So what...

  • Best of 417 2017

    See which food, activities, people and places made the cut.

  • Setting Sail to Serve

    This past April, travel buffs Ellen Gray and Missy Dumler cruised to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic aboard...

  • From 417-land to Fame

    While us Springfieldians know and love Brad Pitt and proudly claim him as our own, the recent awards season had...

  • Branson’s Alley

    By 2020, Branson will have a new hub of dining and shopping—all on one street.

  • Back to the Beginning

    An ultimate destination for Missouri history buffs, Ste. Genevieve has charming, colonial vibes that take you...

  • Sew What

    With an eye on fashion, one Springfield sewing studio is attracting a younger generation to the craft of sewing.

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  • Trending: Chokers

    Channel your inner Alanis Morissette with these fashion-forward choker necklaces.

  • Reinventing The White Blouse

    Local style gurus share their tips on how to introduce white blouses back into your closet if you’ve been...

  • Behind the Design

    Don't forget to tag your style pics with #style417.

  • Savvy Shopper: Flora & Fern

    One of Springfield’s newest garden shops is helping indoor gardens take root.

  • Spring Trend Alert: Volume

    Get those Pinterest boards filled up with spring runway trends so you know just what to look for when you start...

  • Varsity Muse

    Channel your inner punk-rock prom queen with looks that pair nostalgic high school staples with wild prints,...

  • Perfect Pairs

    We got the low-down on footwear and legwear this season so you know exactly how to style your boots, booties,...

  • 6 Spa Treatments We Love

    If February has you feeling frazzled, a stint at an ah-inducing 417-land spa is just the ticket. Book one of...

  • Behind the Design

    Love is in the air this month, and our creative director is here to help you make your Galentine's party...

  • Savvy Shopper: Little Bluebird Vintage Boutique

    Ozark’s Little Bluebird Vintage Boutique specializes in refinished antiques, but don’t expect to find any...

  • Fall in Love with February Handbags

    Indulge in these little bits of luxury to sweeten up your day.

  • Unearthed Extracts

    Have a sensory experience with these scents from delicate botanicals. Spritz, spray and play to find your...

  • How to Wear Chunky Knits

    This season’s knit pieces go way beyond the tried-and-true sweater. We asked local style gurus how to make the...

  • Behind the Design

    As 417 Magazine’s Creative Director, I pull inspiration from all over. Design is a passion of mine, and when...

  • Winter Whites and Nudes

    The rule “don’t wear white after Labor Day” is old news. Three local style experts share their tips on how...

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  • Pasta Like The Pros

    Next time you’re craving a hefty pile of pasta, forget the prepackaged stuff and head into the kitchen to make...

  • Cheese 101

    Our editorial art coordinator, Vivian Wheeler, heads to Terrell Creek Farm to learn how to make cheese.

  • March Cooking Class: At Your Service

    Jennifer Smith of The Traveling Chef catering has created a scrumptious menu for this month’s 417 Magazine...

  • Here's the Beef

    With St. Patrick’s Day this month, a lot of people have corned beef on the brain. Prepare your own at home...

  • Cooking Class: Buon Appetito

    Executive Chef Branden Bentley from Mangia! A Nonna’s Italian Kitchen makes cooking authentic Italian easy at...

  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class: A Touch of Class

    Restaurateur Mike Jalili is sharing the recipes behind some of the most popular dishes at his three restaurants:...

  • Cheese 101

    Our editorial art coordinator, Vivian Wheeler, heads to Terrell Creek Farm to learn how to make cheese.

  • Cooking Up Some Comfort

    Whether you’re making a cozy weeknight meal or cooking up a storm to feed the masses during a Sunday football...

  • Broc Your Socks Off

    A local farmer shares how to grow the best broccoli in our 417-land climate, and we share four locally created...

  • Berry Blast

    Veggies and poultry aren’t the only foods that shine at Thanksgiving. Work some color—and flavor—into your...

  • Cooking Class with Chef Patty Wingo

    Join Chef Patty Wingo in the kitchen for a feast full of fall flavors, including autumn bisque, kale salad,...

  • Blast from the Past

    After reminiscing about old recipes, a group of 417-land friends gathered for a throwback casserole party...

  • You Brew You

    With potlucks and tailgating season right around the corner, why not forgo store-bought suds in favor of your...

  • Breaking Bread

    When your next dinner party rolls around, treat your guests to the ultimate in comfort food with a batch of...

  • Grow a Pear

    Just when you thought the fresh juicy fruits of summer were gone, pears plop in to save the day. Learn about...

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  • 5 Best Fully Loaded Fries

    Crispy, crunchy and oh-so-perfect for dipping, French fries are easily one of our favorite go-to treats. So what...

  • 5 Takes on Mac and Cheese

    Cheese isn’t the only thing that makes our very favorite comfort food so great. In 417-land, you can add...

  • 5 Best Sledding Hills

    Resist the urge to hibernate indoors after a snowstorm hits. There’s fun to be had and hills to be conquered,...

  • 5 Best Santas

    It’s official: Santa Claus is coming to town. We’ve made a list, fact-checked it twice and rounded up the...

  • 5 Best Chicken Sandwiches

    Shake up your burger-and-fries routine this fall by biting into savory, delicious (and often fried) chicken...

  • 5 Best Reubens

    We’ve rounded up the five best places to chow down on these perfectly messy sammies in 417-land.

  • 5 Best Spots for Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    Looking to explore local waterways? Float in style on a stand-up paddleboard. We spoke with Joe Alfafara, owner...

  • 5 Best Summertime Brews

    The dog days of summer don’t stand a chance against these local libations. Quench your thirst with our list of...

  • 5 Best Swimming Holes

    417-land is rich with opportunities to make a splash in all-natural wonders. This summer, ditch the crowded...

  • 5 Best Memorial Day Float Trips

    Go off the grid this Memorial Day Weekend. Ditch your smartphone and check out our five best nearby floats to...

  • 5 Best Places to Buy Amazing Greeting Cards

    No gift is complete without a card, and luckily these five local shops have plenty of choices that showcase your...

  • 5 Best Public Golf Courses

    With spring just around the corner, it’s time to tee up. We’ve found the five best public courses where you...

  • 5 Best Mushroom Soups to Warm Your Winter

    Fill your belly with something hot and hearty this month. We found five luscious meat-free mushroom soups that...

  • 5 Best Happy Hour Bites

    It’s the wind down to the day and the start of a good night—it’s happy hour. The Queen City and its...

  • 5 Best Christmas Light Road Trips

    ‘Tis the season of colors that won’t quit. This year, check out the holiday twinkle of the best light...

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