Showing posts from August, 2022

The Trail of Tears in Pulaski County - Making History Personal

History can really take on more meaning when you are able to stand in the place where it happened and learn about the people who lived it. In Pulaski County, you are able to do that in several ways. Today, we wanted to tell you a little bit about the history of the Trail of Tears in this area that we learned at and . If are interested in understanding this time in history in a personal way, we would like to share some of what we learned with you in this blog.  photo credit: The Treaty of New Echota The Trail of Tears is a stark example of a sad and tragic point in American history. The Cherokee Indians and four other Indian nations travelled the distance of over 800 miles from 1837 to 1839 as the US government forced them to leave their homelands and relocate in what is today known as Ok

Fun and Entertainment for All in Pulaski County

The Fort Leonard Wood area is a culturally rich place with lots of fun and entertaining things to do. Of course, everyone knows about the natural beauty here in Pulaski County, and many people are attracted here to see the Mother Road, Route 66. But in addition to these attractions, there are a great variety of things to choose from when it comes to nightlife, entertainment, personal wellness, shopping, and more. If you are looking for a good time with family or friends that is a little different from the ordinary, we know you’ll enjoy spending some time here in Pulaski County. To give you a few ideas, we will be sharing some specific things we think you’ll like in today’s blog, along with resources to find out more. Enjoy the Nightlife Do you enjoy craft beer or visiting a nice taproom? Do you like playing pool with your friends? Or is the arcade scene more your style? From dinner to live music and other entertainment, there’s a lot to choose from in the Fort Leonard wood area. We fou

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

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: The Back Story

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

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.