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Elvis - Story of a King is Coming HERE August 20th, 2022!

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If you are an Elvis Presley fan, Fort Wood Hotels wants to tell you about an event that you will not want to miss. Imagine the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll coming to St. Robert, MO! Well, Mathew Boyce is the next best thing and the closest thing to Elvis you are going to find when it comes to his tribute show, Elvis – Story of a King. Normally, Matthew performs this show at the Americana Theatre in Branson, MO but on August 20th, he is bringing the full Branson show here on wheels and will be performing as Elvis at the very first event at the new Rendezvous Event Center in St. Robert, MO. This incredible show features Elvis’ career from the 50’s all the way through the 70s. Matthew recently was interviewed on the podcast Fort Not Lost in the Woods where he shared more about himself and his inspiration for the show. If you would like to learn more about this amazing Elvis tribute show, today’s blog has the details from that podcast.   photo credit:  americanatheatrebranson.com The Back Story

Why Fort Leonard Wood is the Perfect Stopping Spot for Tour Busses Heading to Branson

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Did you know that Branson has been named the number three trending destination in the United States by Travelers’ Choice in 2022? There is no wonder why it is a very popular tour bus destination. From most directions, people traveling to Branson are likely to go through the Fort Leonard Wood area. Which means this area is a great stopping point for a tour bus to explore on the way to Branson. With a diverse array of things to do, anyone headed on their way to Branson would enjoy exploring this area on the way. Route 66 Route 66 is often referred to as the Mother Road, and this highway is a celebrated part of American history. It is a reminder of simpler times and with the 100 year anniversary, there has been an uptake of interest and nostalgia for this amazing highway. Nestled in the Ozark Hills, it is a beautiful road to experience as it takes you back in time. There are a number of ways to enjoy Route 66 while visiting the Fort Leonard Wood area. You can go to www.visitpulaskicounty.

What to do FOR FREE in the Fort Leonard Wood Area

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It is no doubt, families are constantly looking for ways to save money these days. But they still want to have fun, make memories, and have great experiences together. The Fort Leonard Wood area is a great place for families because there are so many fun things to do, many of which are low in cost or even FREE! So, in this week’s blog we wanted to share with you 5 fun things you can experience for free in the Fort Leonard Wood area.  Bennett Springs State Park Bennett Springs is a favorite among anglers and nature seekers located in a peaceful and attractive valley. The state park is one of the earliest state parks in Missouri and still draws people from all over to enjoy the thrill of the catch and the beautiful natural surroundings. Bennett Springs has a daily waterflow of over 100 million gallons of clean, cool water and is stocked with rainbow trout daily. In addition to fishing, there is also a dining lodge, hiking trails, cabins and camping at Bennett Springs State Park.  Go to h

Job Positions YOU May Be Interested in Available Right Now

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Are you interested in changing your career path or searching for a job in the Fort Leonard Wood area ? At Fort Wood Hotels it is our goal to be the best employer in the area and we offer an attractive benefits package for our employees. Best of all, we are hiring right now! Read all about two positions that are open right now – available at different properties in St. Robert. You may find the perfect fit for you right now.  Prerequisites for the Following Jobs: Education: High school graduate or equivalent.  Experience: Previous hotel-related experience desired. Physical: Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, hearing, visual activity, and may on occasion have to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Guest Service Agent  Hours: The front desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Employees must be available to work said days unless a minimum two-week notice is given for days requested off.  Shifts: Shifts include 7 to 3 pm, 3-11 pm,

Two Awesome Wedding Barn Venues near Fort Leonard Wood

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Barn weddings have become so popular these days, especially here in the Midwest. The combination of rustic and elegant is very appealing. Barns also accommodate weddings of all sizes and provide their own beautiful backdrop for photos. If you are in the process of planning a wedding in central Missouri , there are a couple outstanding wedding barn venues near Fort Leonard Wood . The great thing about this area is that it’s very easy to get to, and it’s centrally located in the state and in the nation. That can make it much less stressful planning an event when you are inviting a lot of out-of-town guests. If you’d like to learn more about  wedding barn venues here in central Missouri , we will be telling you about two excellent options in this week's blog. photo credit: https://storiebookmoments.com/ Storiebook Moments 25330 Republic Road, Waynesville MO 65583 The following is from their website. The Land and Farm Storiebook Moments is perfectly located one mile from I-44 in the mi

3 Route 66 Inspired Events this Summer and Fall in the Fort Leonard Wood Area

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Route 66 is a nostalgic and celebrated stretch of highway nestled in the beautiful Ozarks that brings visitors from around the state, nation and world! If you have been looking for a reason to get out and explore it, we have 3 Route 66 inspired events that may be just the reasons you were looking for. Read on to get the scoop and save the dates!  Route 66 Yard Sale - August 5-6, 2022 Imagine 2 fun-filled days of treasure hunting over 100 miles along historic Route 66! It is a great opportunity to discover some great finds, meet friendly people and explore the roadway that “attracts 100’s of thousands of tourists from all over the world.”  Here is a list of Community Garage Sale locations in Pulaski County.  -The Swap Meet – Junction of Route 66 & F Hwy, St. Robert, MO – Confirmed 2022 -First Baptist Church of Waynesville – 25475 Highway 17, Waynesville, MO -Eclectic Originals – 225 Historic Route 66 E, Waynesville, MO -Route 66 Community Art Gallery – 107 Historic 66 East in Waynes

Make Planning YOUR Outdoor Adventures in Pulaski County EASY!

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For anyone who loves the natural beauty of the Ozarks, Pulaski County has some can’t-miss natural attractions for you. There are so many ways to take in the great outdoors here. Of course, the natural waterways here provide ample opportunities for fun, sun, fishing, swimming and more. There are multiple walking and hiking trails to venture out on. There is also a great selection of outfitters and fishing guides in Pulaski County. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to explore this area. If you would like to learn more details about how to plan your own outdoor adventure here, we have them for you in this blog. We found most of this at https://visitpulaskicounty.org/ . Check them out for even more details, they are a great resource when planning your trip.  Floating You have a choice of outfitters AND rivers when floating the beautiful waterways of Pulaski County. Just bring your essentials like a swimsuit, sunscreen, snacks, and drinks, and of cours