Tips and FAQ's About Attending a Military Graduation at Fort Leonard Wood

The Fort Leonard Wood Army Post is only minutes away from our hotels in Fort Leonard Wood making us the ideal location for your lodging accommodations when attending a Fort Leonard Wood Graduation. We welcome all military families and we want to make each family feel at home when they stay at one of our six hotel locations. If your Soldier's graduation is the first time you've visited the Fort Wood Army Post, you likely have a few questions about attending their graduation. Today, our family of hotels in St. Robert, Mo has a few tips for attending military graduation.

Stay Close To Post 

All of our hotels are not only conveniently located within minutes of the Fort Leonard Wood Army Post but we are also close to many restaurants and in the hub of things. If you are planning to spend any extra time with your Solider, staying close to the post will make coordinating activities with your graduate easy and convenient. You will, however, want to make sure that your Soldier will have visiting hours available. Each unit has different rules, so check in with your Soldier to make sure that they will be available for extra activities. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

If you are attending a military graduation in Fort Leonard Wood soon, you likely have a few questions. Below are a few frequently asked questions that will hopefully give you some clarity for your visit.

Question #1 What are the pass policies for the soldiers in training?

The pass policies vary depending upon which unit the soldier is assigned. Contact your Soldier's unit to get further instruction. Some units have designated Facebook pages full of photos and information. Here is a link that may be helpful for finding your Soldier's unit.

Question #2 What is the zip code and area code for Fort Leonard Wood?

The zip code is 65473. The area code is 573.

Question #3 What are the airport codes for airports near Fort Leonard Wood?

TBN - Waynesville - St. Robert Reginal Airport
BKG - Branson, Missouri
SGF - Springfield, Missouri
STL - St. Louis, Missouri

Question #4 Is there Amtrak service to Fort Leonard Wood?

The closest Amtrak station is in St. Louis, Missouri and Jefferson City, MO.

Question #5 What to wear to a graduation ceremony?

Your Soldier will be dressed in a Class "A" uniform which is the Army's formal uniform. Feel free to dress casual or more formal depending on your personal style. Keep in mind you will be on the Fort Leonard Wood Army Post, so dress respectfully.

Question #6 What are the requirements to enter Fort Leonard Wood?

  1. Drivers license
  2. Proof of Insurance
  3. Vehicle Registration
  4. Motorcycle Safety Foundation Card (if arriving by motorcycle)

Question #7 What time zone is Fort Leonard Wood located in?

Fort Leonard Wood is located in the Central time zone.

Plan Activities Ahead of Time 

If your Solider is able to spend time outside of the post, make plans to visit some area attractions while you're in town. There are many local attractions and restaurants to visit while you're in town. Why not make your visit more enjoyable and plan to do some sightseeing while you're here! Below are a few of our favorites within just 30-45 minutes of Fort Leonard Wood. 


  • WWII Museums, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo 
  • John B Mahaffey Museum Complex, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo 
  • Bennett Springs State Park, Lebanon, Mo 
  • Route 66 
  • Visitors Center, St. Robert, Mo
  • Stonehenge, Rolla, Mo 
  • Trail of Tears, Waynesville, Mo 
  • Rt. 66 Museum, Lebanon, Mo 
  • Roubidoux Spring, Waynesville, MO 
  • Heartland Antique Mall, Lebanon, Mo 
  • I-44 Speedway, Lebanon, Mo
  • Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center, St. Robert, Mo 
  • Miller's Cave, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo
  • Frog Rock, Waynesville, Mo


  • Buffalo Wild Wings 
  • Cellar 66 Wine Bar & Restaurant 
  • Colton's Steakhouse & Grill 
  • FunkYard on Route 66 
  • TAP on Route 66 
  • Bulgogi House 
  • Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar 
  • Moonicorn Creamery & Funnel Cakery 
  • Hoppers Pub 
  • Honey Chile' Please 
  • Hub German Restaurant 
  • Vincitore's Italian Kitchen 
  • Della B's Soul Food Cafe
  • Mama Mia Authentic Mediterranean 
  • Dr Phils' Catfish & Ribs 
  • Route 66 Diner 
  • El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant 
  • El Jimador Mexican Restaurant Ocean Buffet

Book Your Stay at Our Top Brand Hotels!

Offering many options to fit anyone's needs, we know one of our properties will be the perfect home away from home when visiting for a Fort Leonard Wood Graduation. With six hotels to choose from, each offering different amenities, we know you will find a perfect place to stay. Be sure to book your lodging accommodations early to ensure you get the hotel and room accommodations you want. With many military graduations happening, our rooms book fast! Visit to book your next stay with us! 

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