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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 displays in 417-land.

5 Best Fries

They’re crispy, they’re crunchy and they’re perfectly salty. They can be dipped in ketchup, plunged in gourmet sauces or even enjoyed with no condiments at all. They’re the five best orders...

5 Best Places to Watch a Sunrise

We searched all through 417-land and nearby to find the best spots to catch the first rays of the day.

5 Best Creative Brunch Dishes

Traditional brunch dishes are given an unexpected twist with these creations, all the perfect reason to hop out of bed and head out early the next time the weekend rolls around.

5 Best Smoke-Free Patios

Looking to take in some fresh air at some of the finest eateries in 417-land? These five local hotspots provide great food, great service and patios with absolutely zero clouds of cigarette smoke.

5 Best House Salads

Sometimes summer makes you want to eat light. Whether you’re craving Asian flare, a Greek spin or just a simple plate piled high with plenty of fresh goodies, these house salads are here to...

5 Best Thrills

Adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers will love these summer rides and attractions. Bring out your adventurous side, and check these five fun places off your bucket list.

5 Best Ways to Get Your Beer Fix This Month

With so many local craft breweries calling 417-land home, it’s time to raise a glass and enjoy your favorite brews.

5 Best Things to do in April

You’ve been holed up inside for way too long. This month, outdoor 417-land comes alive again, and we rounded up five must-do events that have been out of reach since last year.

5 Best Non-Traditional Nachos

Join us on a mouthwatering journey where we wave bye-bye to typical tortilla chips-and-cheese nachos and find varieties that range from Italian to Lebanese.

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  1. Dining Day Trips
    Equipped with growling bellies and full tanks of gas, we sent four writers on a mouthwatering...
  2. What it Feels Like
    We found 417-landers willing to tell their stories of surviving a plane crash, looking at the...
  3. Steelville
    The perfect fall getaway is located about 140 miles northeast of Springfield.
  4. Ocean Zen Cooking Class
    Chef Johnson Tan takes us on a culinary cruise featuring Ahi tuna, bacon-wrapped jumbo scallops,...
  5. 2015 SPS Hall of Fame Honorees
    The 2015 Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame honorees have dedicated their lives to helping...
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