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.”

Everything bout Ft Leonard Wood is Beautiful the area around the base it self everything...
Reviewed by Startnover73
on May 8, 2012
Fort Leonard Wood, MO is the door that almost every military personal will come to begin the journey. The community comes together for the biggest and the smallest things.
Reviewed by CourtneyMcElroy
on May 8, 2012
Best place to raise kids.
Reviewed by klnhmn
on May 8, 2012
I love how this community is so patriotic. My favorite memory is when a soldier who was not stationed here or from the actual town was brought through Fort Leonard Wood on his way to his hometown to be laid to rest. Soldiers and Civilians alike lined the route through town to pay respects to this fallen soldier, holding flags and being silent when the car passed. It made me very proud to be a part of this community that cares so much for the people who protect this Country.
Reviewed by aggiestina
on May 8, 2012
We are a navy Seabee family attending an army prime power school! Absolutely love the thank yous and hugs from locals and folks out in town. These are great people with American patriotic hearts. We couldn't ask for a greater place to be living right now!
Reviewed by BrendaWalker
on May 8, 2012
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