Relax, unwind and discover the Ozarks in a whole new way. We are collaborating with 37 North Expeditions to provide exclusive, boutique experiences across 417-land. No experience is needed to join us on these monthly adventures in the great outdoors. From viewing scenic waterfalls to kayaking down the James River to indulging in a gourmet meal under the night sky—Experience 417 ensures an unforgettable adventure. We make it easy for you so you can take it easy with us. So, what are you waiting for?


Savor & Stargaze: Gourmet Night Sky Experience

Friday, February 16, 2024
Location:  Two Rivers
Time: 6:00 — 9:00 p.m.

Nestled at the picturesque Two Rivers in Highlandville, join us for an unforgettable night of culinary delights and celestial wonders. 

Start your evening with a gourmet campfire dinner prepared by our skilled outdoor chef. Indulge in a carefully curated menu featuring seasonal ingredients cooked to perfection over an open flame. As the aroma of the feast fills the air, relish the exquisite flavors while surrounded by the serene beauty of Two Rivers. Following this gourmet experience, turn your gaze to the skies for a viewing like no other, revealing the mysteries of the night sky. 

Whether you're a food enthusiast, astronomy buff, or simply seeking a unique outdoor experience, this event promises a perfect blend of gourmet cuisine and cosmic exploration. Join us for an evening of indulgence, discovery, and the pure joy of being immersed in the natural wonders of the Ozarks. 

Note: Star viewing is dependent on sky conditions. If the sky is overcast, we will still provide an activity, share knowledge, and answer all of your space related questions.

This experience is $200 per person and includes alcoholic beverages, chef prepared dinner and a guided celestial adventure.

Limited to 30 participants

In partnership with:

UPDATE: Low visibility in the forecast is prompting an event change. We want our guest to have the best experience possible and due to overcast and low visibility in the forecast, the February 16th Savor & Stargaze event will be postponed to a later date. Stay tuned for more information. Those who already purchased tickets to this Experience 417 event will be contacted directly on next steps.

Wonders of the Ozarks: Scenic Waterfall Expedition

Saturday, March 16, 2024
Shuttle leaves from Springfield
Time: 7:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Embark on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Ozarks area, home to some of the most stunning trail scenery. Join us for a unique adventure and an epic scenery stop. 

Our expedition begins with a shuttle, ensuring a comfortable and convenient ride as we traverse the scenic routes. Along the way, our knowledgeable guides will provide fascinating insights into the natural wonders that define this picturesque region. Be prepared for some light hiking with a scenic waterfall stop, where you can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring surroundings, capturing memories against the backdrop of the Ozarks' finest natural wonders. 

Whether you're a seasoned hiker, a nature lover, or someone seeking a leisurely exploration, this event promises an unforgettable adventure in the beautiful wilderness of the upper BuffaloNational River. Join us for a day filled with panoramic views, informative commentary, and the joy of discovering the unparalleled beauty that awaits in this Arkansas gem.

This experience is $200 per person and includes transportation, a guided hike through the Buffalo National River and lunch.

Limited to 36 participants

In partnership with:

Trail to Table: Morel Hunt & Fireside Feast

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Location: Two Rivers
Time: 6:00 — 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of exploration and gastronomic delight as we set out to discover the elusive morel mushrooms hidden in the heart of nature. Our expert guides will lead you through scenic trails, sharing insights into the fascinating world of foraging. 

After the thrill of the hunt, gather around the campfire to learn the art of cooking with your freshly harvested morels. We will guide you through the process, turning your foraged treasures into delectable campfire dishes. As the aroma of your culinary creations fills the air, soak in the camaraderie and the warmth of the fire. 

This event is not just a foray into the wilderness; it's a celebration of nature's bounty and the joy of outdoor cooking. Whether you're a seasoned forager or a novice in the kitchen, this experience promises a unique blend of adventure, education, and delicious flavors. Join us for a day of discovery, connection, and the simple pleasures of the great outdoors.

This experience is $175 per person and includes a guided hike through the Ozarks, Morel hunting and a fireside dinner.

Limited to 26 participants

In partnership with:

Wheel & Wander: Local Neighborhood Bike Tour

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Location: Springfield
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a delightful exploration of Springfield that combines the charm of community living with the beauty of art and architecture.

Bring your own bike or pick up a rental from us and take a DIY journey as you zip through the hidden gems and vibrant streets of our neighborhood. Discover the stories behind the architecture that shapes our community, from historic landmarks to modern marvels. Along the way, take breaks at your leisure at our designated stops.

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist, an art enthusiast, or someone looking for a fun and informative outing, this bike tour promises a delightful blend of exploration and cultural discovery. Join us for a day of pedal-powered adventure as we celebrate the beauty that surrounds us in our own local neighborhood.

This experience is $200 per person and includes bike rental and a guided tour through the streets of Springfield.

If you are bringing your own bicycle, this experience is $125 per person.

Limited to 20 Bike Rental

Unlimited if you are bringing your own bike

In partnership with:


River Adventure: Float on the James

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Location: James River
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Dive into the ultimate half-day river escapade on the James River! Join us for a refreshing float, beginning at Shelvin and winding its way to the scenic Two Rivers destination. Along this picturesque journey, our gravel banks host engaging activations, turning your float into an adventure-filled experience. 

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, seeking relaxation, or thrilled by the prospect of riverside surprises, this event caters to all. Delight in the leisurely flow of the river, punctuated by frequent stops for unique activities and refreshing drink stops. Embrace the natural beauty, the serenity of the water, and the excitement of unexpected discoveries. Gather your friends for a memorable half-day float, where every gravel bank unveils a new dimension to your riverside adventure!

This experience is $175 and includes kayak rental, transportation after the float, food and beverages.

Limited to 26 participants

In partnership with: