Best of 417 2017

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

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

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Places & Experiences

417-landers past and present agree–Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is the Best Branson Stage Show.

Best Branson Attraction

Winner: Silver Dollar City

Second Place: Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

Third Place: Titanic Branson

 

Best Weekend Getaway

Winner: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Second Place: Big Cedar Lodge

Third Place: Table Rock Lake

 

Best Afternoon Out with the Kids

Winner: Silver Dollar City

Second Place: Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

Third Place: Dickerson Park Zoo

 

Best Afternoon Out Without the Kids

Winner: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Second Place: Downtown Springfield

Third Place: Copper Run Distillery & Tasting Room

 

Best Branson Stage Show

Winner: Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

Second Place: The SIX Show

Third Place: The Haygoods

Best Charity Event

Winner: Queen City Sertoma Club’s Cajun Cookoff

Second Place: American Cancer Society-Southwest Missouri’s Cattle Baron’s Ball

Third Place: Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Give Ozarks Day

 

Best Date Night

Winner: B&B Theatres/Marquee Suites

Second Place: Flame Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Third Place: Blue Room Comedy Club

 

Best Girls’ Night Out

Winner: Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar

Second Place: The Golden Girl Rum Club

Third Place: The Social Easel

 

Best Karaoke

Winner: Friends Karaoke Pub

Second Place: Bugsy Malone’s

Third Place: Stepchild Lounge    

 

Best Place to Meet Somebody New

Winner: Church

Second Place: Stepchild Lounge

Third Place: Andy B’s Restaurant & Entertainment

 

Best Place to Work

Winner: CoxHealth

Second Place: Missouri State University

Third Place: Mercy

Best Trivia Night

Winner: Patton Alley Pub

Second Place: Dublin’s Pass

Third Place: Finnegan’s Wake

 

Best Hike

Winner: Dogwood Canyon

Second Place: Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Third Place: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

 

Best Sunday Drive

Winner: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Second Place: Branson, Missouri

Third Place: Route 66 Tourist Information Center

 

Best Bicycle Route

Winner: Galloway Creek Greenway

Second Place: Dogwood Canyon

Third Place: Frisco Highline Trail

 

Best Float Trip

Winner: Buffalo National River

Second Place: Niangua River

Third Place: Current River

 

Best 417-Land Winery Day Trip

Winner: St. James Winery

Second Place: OOVVDA Winery

Third Place: 7C’s Winery

 

Best Neighborhood

Winner: Rountree

Second Place: Phelps Grove

Third Place: Brentwood

 

Best Park

Winner: Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

Second Place: Sequiota Park

Third Place: Phelps Grove

 

Best Art Gallery

Winner: Springfield Art Museum

Second Place: Randy Bacon Photography Studio
& Gallery

Third Place: Obelisk Home

 

Best Event Venue

Winner: The Gillioz Theatre

Second Place: Hotel Vandivort

Third Place: The Old Glass Place

 

Best Outdoor Event

Winner: The Rotary Clubs of Springfield’s Rock’n Ribs

Second Place: Artsfest

Third Place: Mother’s Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest

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