Showing posts from October, 2021

Honor a Veteran on November 11th for Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day takes place annually on November 11th as a day dedicated to honoring military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. At Fort Wood Hotels, we believe it's incredibly important to honor those who have served our country. If you are looking for a way to honor a Veteran for the upcoming holiday, our hotels in Fort Leonard Wood have a few ideas!  #1 Attend a Local Event on Veteran's Day A great way to express your appreciation for our Veterans is to attend a Veterans Day event in your local community. If you are in the Fort Leonard Wood Area, the Waynesville-St.Robert Chamber of Commerce is putting on a Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade. All are welcome and encouraged to show support at this event. November 11th, 2021 11am The Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. before parade. The Parade will form at the City of St. Robert Municipal Center Parking Lot and will start after the ceremony and will go from the Municipal Center, turn right on Missouri Ave., tu

High Travel Rates Predicted for the 2021 Holiday Season!

With many families across the US opting to stay home for the holidays in 2020, travel is expected to be extremely high this holiday season. Hotels are booking quickly, so it's best to get your lodging accommodations secured early this year. If you typically stay with family when you are in the Fort Leonard Wood Area, are your on the fence about booking a hotel stay instead? Read on to get a few reasons staying in a hotel may be the better the option this year!  Being Comfortable is Important Let's face it, staying with family probably means staying on a pullout couch, an old lumpy mattress, or your old childhood bed. A comfy hotel mattress will provide you with the comfort you need for a great night's sleep. You Need Reliable Internet While Traveling When you travel, are there a few work tasks that still need to be completed while you're away? If this is the case, reliable internet is important. Staying in a hotel will give you the peace and quiet and the internet neede

Veterans Day Parade and 2021 Veteran of the Year!

Veterans Day is observed on November 11th. At Fort Wood Hotels , we believe it is important to show appreciation and honor our members of the military, both past, and present. Veterans Day is a special day to celebrate and honor our American Hero's for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce hosts a Veteran's Day Parade and also chooses and honors a Veteran of the Year right before the parade. Read on to get all the details for the ceremony, parade, and find out more about the 2021 Veteran of the Year recipient.  Veterans' Day Parade & Ceremony November 11th, 2021 11am The Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. before parade. The Parade will form at the City of St. Robert Municipal Center Parking Lot and will start after the ceremony and will go from the Municipal Center, turn right on Missouri Ave., turn left onto Old Rt. 66, turn around at the Church of God and then end at the St. Robert Community Center

Don't Miss the Haunted River Float in Mid-Missouri!

 It's officially October and it's time get out and start enjoying the fall season! Fall is a gorgeous time of year in the Ozarks, and the Fort Leonard Wood Area is full of fun thing to do! If you are looking for something unique to do this fall and you are in for a little fright, you're going to LOVE The Haunted River Float! Read on to learn more!  Photo Credit: Ruby's Landing  The Haunted River Float Ruby's Landing River Resort 22474 Restful Lane Waynesville, MO Friday, September 11th through Halloween - Fridays and Saturdays Only!   Be prepared to take a haunted hayride. This ride will end at the put in location for our Haunted Float. Our float is a 1/2 mile-long, down the Gasconade River, through some of the creepiest waters around. Upon exiting the float, you’ll will wind your way through our Haunted Corn Maze. It’s our longest and most difficult maze yet! If you make it out of our maze, you will wander your way through our Haunted Cemetery and Haunted Forest

History Buffs - A Trip to Fort Leonard Wood, MO is a MUST! Frisco Railroad Driving Tours

If you love learning about American history, a trip to Fort Leonard Wood should be at the top of your list! There is a lot to learn about our town and how the railroad formed trade and commerce which created the surrounding communities in Pulaski County. Pulaski County USA offers three self-driving tours that outline historic landmarks and even an accompanied audio tour within their app. Read on to learn more about the Frisco Railroad Self Driving Tour!   Frisco Railroad History  What the Wire Road, and later Route 66, did for the middle part of the county, the railroad did for the northern part of Pulaski County. In fact, it created the three largest late 19th century towns along its roadbed. It began in 1855 as the Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad, starting at Franklin (present Pacific) and track was laid as far as Rolla by 1860. The Civil War brought further construction westward to a halt. Loaded with debt, the South Pacific Railroad Co. was incorporated in 1868 to complete