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Exercise is Great for Mental and Physical Health!

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If you’ve been staying inside for an extended period of time due to the health concerns of our country, a great way to get outdoors while still practicing social distancing is to visit one our nearby State Park or nature areas. Fresh air and physical exercise is great for both mental health and physical health. Read to find out more about where to a hike in our local area.


Missouri State Parks Remain Open  At this time most Missouri State Park’s are open for use of trails, boat ramps, and day-activities. Missouri Sate Parks have closed their visitors centers. Read on to find out more about Missouri States Parks response to COVID-19/
MISSOURI STATE PARKS COVID-19 RESPONSE (AS OF 3/31/20)

Source: https://mostateparks.com/response (Click here for further updates and changes)

Missouri state parks are currently open. Whether exploring trails by foot or by bike, physical activity is beneficial for both physical and mental health. Outdoor spaces are well-suited to increased social distance, …

Support Your Favorite Local Business!

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With the recent health concerns, it’s important now more than ever to help support our local businesses. Most of our restaurants around Fort Leonard Wood are no longer open for dine-in, but many of them are still offering carry-out and curbside pickup. Eating at your favorite restaurant may look a little different temporarily, but you can still get the same great food and enjoy it at home. Read on to find out more about how our local restaurants are adjusting their services for the safety of their customers and employees.


Panera Bread - St. Robert  Panera Bread is making it easy and convenient their customers to order. They are offering curbside pickup, drive-thru orders, an even delivery! Check out how Panera Bread in St. Robert is making a difference below. 
“We are grateful for the guests and communities we serve. That’s why we are now offering FREE DELIVERY now through 3/31/20. Because you deserve good, clean food during these unprecedented times. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay wel…

Fun At Home Activities to Do with Kids

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If you find yourself staying home with the kids over spring break, you may be looking for fun activities to do at home if you’re not planning to travel. Planning some fun activities is a great way to pass the time and have quality family time. If you’re stumped on how to keep the kids entertained, read on to get a few ideas from Fort Wood Hotels!


Start an Indoor Garden  With the arrival of spring, stores have their garden sections stocked. Consider letting your children pick out a few seed variety’s and plant them indoors. You don’t have to grow an entire garden but planting a few variety’s and letting them grow in the window sill is a fun afternoon activity and learning experience. Put together a schedule for watering your plants and have fun watching them grow!  

Art Work on Butcher Paper  Butcher paper makes for a great canvas for drawing and coloring. Unroll enough butcher paper to cover your dining room or kitchen table. Having a continue piece of paper to draw and color on can b…

Donate to the USO FLW Club with Every Night Stay!

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At Fort Wood Hotels, we believe strongly in giving back to our local community! We Partner with the USO of Missouri/Fort Leonard Wood and donate $10 to the USO for every night stayed with us when booked through our website. The USO serves troops stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood and we are proud to support such a deserving organization. Read on to learn more about the USO and how to donate to the USO by staying at our hotel in Fort Leonard Wood.

Photo Credit: USO of Misouri, Inc - FLW USO Club
About the USO - Ft. Leonard Wood  Mission - The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
Twenty-five years after the founding of our airport facility, the USO has expanded to serve the troops stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood. We are fortunate to add a “touch of home” with our 18,000 sq ft. facility located right on post.

With the help of volunteers, the new facility located on post offers a place to …

Successful Night of Fundraising for Fort Wood Community Spouses' Club

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This past weekend, Fort Wood Community Spouses' Club held their Annual Fundraiser. Fort Wood Hotels supports this event every year. This year, they added a new event to raise funds - Derby Horse Racing! To participate in the Derby, we were required to create our own horse for the race! We decided to include the Waynesville High School and asked the High School Art Teacher to choose a student to help us with the task. Read on to learn more about this incredible organization and what the Waynesville Art Teacher and Student had to say about this project.


About Fort Wood Comunity Spouses' Club The Fort Wood Community Spouses' Club (FWCSC) is a private organization designed to benefit families of its members, by giving back to the community & raising and distributing funds through outreach and scholarship funds.
Our mission is to provide fun and fellowship while giving back to our community.Our purpose is to bring members of kindred interest together in order that they may …

Congratulations to Roxan McAlmont for 22 Years and Happy Retirement!

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This week we like to recognize our General Manager at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Fort Leonard Wood St. Robert, Roxan McAlmont. She is retiring this month after working hard for us for 22 years! We appreciate her dedication and hard work inside our company and she will be greatly missed. Read on to learn more about Roxan McAlmont!

About Roxan McAlmont  I started working part-time at Fairfield Inn in 1998 when they first opened under different ownership. In 2002, Steve brought the hotel and asked us to stay with the company. At the time I was front desk manager and continued as the front desk manager after the ownership transitioned. I later became the General Manager in 2012.

As a military wife, we were transferred to the area in 1997. I have stayed in the area ever since.

I love to kick back and relax. Usually, when I am not at work, I am catching up with work at the house. I do enjoy sitting down to play my favorite game Candy Crush on my tablet. In the past, you may have seen me …

Explore the Outdoors with Your Fort Leonard Wood Soldier!

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Our hotel in St. Robert, Mo have frequent guests staying to visit a Solider stationed at the Fort Leonard Wood Army Post. If you're planning to visit Fort Leonard Wood soon, you may be looking for fun things to do with your Soldier. The Fort Leonard Wood area is full of fun things to do, especially if you love the outdoors. Read on to learn about a few fun outdoor activities in and around Fort Leonard Wood! 


Stonehenge Replica  N. Hwy 63 Rolla, Mo 65401 A half-size Stonehenge at the former University of Missouri at Rolla was built to showcase the stone carving capabilities of its High-Pressure Water Jet Lab.
Historic Main Street Footbridge 305 W. 3rd St. Rolla, Mo  A true historic landmark located in Rolla, Mo is a wooden footbridge over the BNSF Railway (formally Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad) that once carried vehicle traffic on Main Street. This landmark dates back to December 1860 and played an important role in the Civil War.  Trail of Tears Memorial  100 Historic…