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Two 417-landers Biked from Canada to New Mexico

One route, thousands of miles and just you and your bike. That’s all there is to the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. That and a lot of pedaling.

5 Best Places to Splash in 417-land

Indulge in one last sweaty hurrah before it’s back-to-school time. The area’s splash fountains and water slides will do the trick.

4 Sizzlin' Summer Beauty Trends You Have to Try

Is there some secret formula to looking like an Instagram model when it's blazing hot? We begged Grove Spa director Kerri Ferris for answers.

Quick Trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas

About 260 miles south of Springfield, the cute little town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, provides numerous opportunities to relax, take in a bit of nature and treat yourself to a spa indulgence or two.

25 Barbecue Road Trips

We drove in all directions to visit the best barbecue joints around. Dig in for the delicious details, then hop in the car, turn up the tunes and enjoy your very own flavor-packed road trip.

All About Irrigation and Sprinkler Systems

Yellow patches make for terrible first impressions. A professionally installed home sprinkler and irrigation system can make up for what the summer weather lacks when it comes to lawn care.

Jeff & Carol Lemley’s Taneycomo Pool House

The beauty of the Branson hills convinced Jeff and Carol Lemley to move with their six kids from the Lone Star State to the Show Me State. Now, the pool house adjacent to their home on Lake...

Perspective Preparatory Academy is a Tuition-Free Private School

Perspectives Preparatory Academy offers an inclusive environment for kids across a large margin of learning capabilities, and it’s the first of its kind in 417-land.

Get Fit: Private Tennis Lessons at Cooper Tennis Complex

Looking to up her game, writer Stephanie Towne Benoit took a swing at private tennis lessons at Cooper Tennis Complex.

Yum of the Month: Bambu’s Fresh Spring Rolls

Don't miss the yum of the month at Bambu Vietnamese Cuisine.

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  1. Why Pickleball is the New “It” Sport
    The number of places to play pickleball has doubled since 2010. Digital Director Dayle Duggins...
  2. 50 Things Every 417-Lander Must Do
    When do you know you’ve become fully initiated into your home? You can start by trying all the...
  3. Beneath the Surface: Controversy on the Buffalo National River
    Since C&H Hog Farms opened its 2,500-sow operation in the Buffalo National River watershed in...
  4. Inside Innovative Dental’s Spa-Like Space
    Innovative Dental’s remodeled office in Southeast Springfield goes beyond the usual sterile...
  5. Get Killer Ramen at Skully’s Food Truck in Springfield
    Skully’s food truck offers fresh, Asian-fusion fare in an atmosphere that can’t be beat.
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