Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


Fort Leonard Wood is a community of soldiers, civilian volunteers, and veterans alike surrounding one of the most prominent Army posts. The town is home to the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN). The small town is united in patriotism and demonstrates service both overseas and in emergencies on American soil. The people demonstrate sacrifice in their response to natural disasters, having rebuilt their own community after a tornado for example.

Fort Leonard Wood covers more than 62,911 acres of land – 53,995 is used for chemical, engineer, military police, transportation soldiers, airmen, sailors, and international student training.

Visitors can tour the Fort or attend a graduation or welcome home ceremony to witness the support this community shows for the base. You can also visit the Pine Valley Golf Course, Frog Rock, or Mark Twain National Forest. St. Louis is a two-hour drive, while Springfield is about an hour and a half drive from Fort Leonard Wood.

The Road Rally team found locals had overflowing pride in their country and overwhelming support for those serving in the military. Captain and Clark said this is “a town that from the museums to the barracks would escort you through a thorough and deep understanding of what it means to be an American soldier and the honor that comes with it.”

I have never seen more patriotic people in one small area. I am amazed at all the retired people in this community. And the businesses have a small town feeling though it is growing.
Reviewed by dizhaedt
on May 10, 2012
Its beautiful and tranquil
Reviewed by quinze
on May 9, 2012
Vote for Fort Leonard Wood!
Reviewed by nsusdorf
on May 9, 2012
Fort Leonard Wood is one of the largest training posts,but it still has that small town everyone knows everyone feel.The citizens are very aware of the sacrifices our soldiers make.We have several groups that raise money for our military,especially for the Wounded Warriors.They sacrificed so much.
Reviewed by mistymeyer731
on May 9, 2012
How can you get more patriotic with a military installation that supports a retiree population of about 55,000 - 60 percent of those who retire at Fort Leonard Wood stay in the area. Great place to live and work.
Reviewed by ryanwood
on May 8, 2012
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