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  • 16 Great Trails

    The Ozarks are a wonderland of trails, both hidden and super-accessible. All you have to do is get out there and...

  • Heroin Hits Home

    Heroin use in Springfield has moved from being an almost nonexistent problem to a full-blown epidemic. We...

  • 417 Magazine's Cutest Baby Winner 2017

    Say hello to Canaan Reed, the winner of 417 Magazine’s fourth annual Cutest Baby contest.

  • From Sole to Soul

    Dynamic Body’s mission is total body wellness, and it’s newest location in Springfield is designed to help...

  • Best Dressed 2017

    This year’s Best Dressed class started with nominations from readers like you. There are suits with sparks of...

  • Opening Act

    Silver Dollar City kicks off its 2017 season with a new festival that is packed with larger-than-life...

  • 5 Best Locally Made Camping Snacks

    As the days get warmer and the grass gets greener, we’re more and more eager to be outside—even long after...

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Since joining Bass Pro Shops as senior director of conservation last August, Bob Ziehmer has had many irons in...

  • Changing Lives

    Local author Siphiwe Baleka’s first book is a guide to fitness and good health—even if you have a job that...

  • A Thorny Issue

    Bradford pears might be pretty, but their effect on local landscapes has been decidedly less so. Find out why...

  • Seven Stops on an I-44 Road Trip

    On your way to St. Louis for a Cardinals game, a concert or a weekend away with friends? Don’t rush through...

  • 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...

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  • Best Dressed 2017

    This year’s Best Dressed class started with nominations from readers like you. There are suits with sparks of...

  • Top it Off

    It’s time to ditch heavy winter coats for a jacket. Local style experts share their tips for incorporating...

  • Dress Codé

    This Branson boutique is helping women look and feel their best and helping with more than just their closets.

  • Behind the Design

    We’ve got spring on the mind here at 417 Magazine, and right now we’re gravitating toward anything that has...

  • Trending: Turquoise

    Blues and greens dominate the spring 2017 color palette, binging ocean vibes to our favorite jewelry lines.

  • Good Jeans

    Whether it’s patches, buttons, embroidery or interesting silhouettes, spring denim styles are anything but...

  • 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...

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  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class: Zen Dining

    Join Ocean Zen chef Johnson Tan as he teaches you how to prepare four luscious dishes at this month’s cooking...

  • Inject a Little Flavor

    Infusing spirits is a simple way to tailor your liquor cabinet to your personal tastes while taking your...

  • 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...

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  • 5 Best Locally Made Camping Snacks

    As the days get warmer and the grass gets greener, we’re more and more eager to be outside—even long after...

  • 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...

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