By MyBaseGuide Staff Member
If you’ve never been to Fort Leonard Wood before, you might not know all there is to do, both on and off post. There are a lot of options and choices that you’ll have to make, so planning your itinerary can be a little bit intimidating.

If you like nature, are interested in the base's long history, or are just a food lover, then you will enjoy your visit to Fort Leonard Wood. If you’re not sure where to start or are looking for great activities to try, check out our list of 21 of the best things to do in Fort Leonard Wood.

21 Things to Do Do in Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood has it all when it comes to entertaining both its residents and tourists. The place offers interesting events and festivals, facilities such as gyms, movie theaters, basketball courts, and even lakes and rivers. These Fort Leonard Wood attractions will surely enrich your experience, leaving you wanting more.

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Fort Leonard Wood Events

1. Installation Wide Events

13486 Replacement Ave. Bldg. 470, Room 1105 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 596-6913

Installation Wide Events (IWE) is for soldiers, their families, and community members of Fort Leonard Wood. They have many programs including the Independence Day Celebration, Oktoberfest, Tree Lighting Celebration, Easter Egg Hunt, Movies in the Park, and concerts. Check their website for their most up to date schedules!

Fort Leonard Wood Gyms

Fort Leonard Wood Gyms

2. Davidson Fitness Center (DFC)

1300 South Dakota Ave. Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 596-4359

At Davidson Fitness Center, you’ll have 68,000 square-feet of gym space with state-of-the-art equipment. They feature basketball courts, free weights, and cardio gear for all your exercise needs. They even have personal fitness trainers if you’d like to get some extra coaching. As an added bonus, they have an indoor pool!

3. Specker Gym

6060 Michigan Ave., Bldg. 1714 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 596-7377

At Specker Gym you’ll find 17,000 square feet of premier olympic and powerlifting equipment. Aside from the weight equipment, their cardio rooms feature an array of machines: treadmills, ellipticals, stationary and spin bikes, steppers, and rowers.


4. Anytime Fitness

1104 Historic Rte 66 Waynesville, MO 65583


: 1 (573) 774-4195

For a workout facility off-post, check out Anytime Fitness in Waynesville. You’ll be able to work with trainers in some of the best Fort Leonard Wood gyms and establish a custom exercise regimen. Membership also gives you access to over 3,000 facilities nationwide!

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5. CrossFit St. Robert

633 State Hwy Y St Robert, MO 65584


: 1 (573) 286-8486

For hardcore enthusiasts, Crossfit St. Robert might be what you need. Immerse yourself in the community with locals and other soldiers and get your Workout of the Day (WOD) on.

Fort Leonard Wood Movie Theaters

Fort Leonard Wood Movie Theaters

6. Abrams Theater Building 804, Iowa Ave Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (800) 527-2345

Conveniently located on post, Abrams Theater plays the latest flicks. Check their site for movie times and coupons, and browse their trailers to get a preview of what’s showing.


7. B&B Theatres

1200 Gw Ln Waynesville, MO 65583


: 1 (573) 774-3971

With options for birthday parties and retro nights, B&B Theatres offers cinematic options off-post. Check their site for the latest movie times and prices.


8. Regal Forum

1101 E 18th St Rolla, MO 65401


: 1 (844) 462-7342

Regal Forum screens everything from classics to the latest blockbusters. Take your family or a date for a relaxing and fun day out at the movies in Rolla.

 Parks, Rivers, and Lakes near Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood Attractions, Parks, Rivers, and Lakes

9. Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area

789 Olney Circle Linn Creek, MO 65052


: 1 (573) 346-5640

The Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area (LORA) is one of the country’s largest man-made lakes. You can camp, boat, hike, water ski, and fish along its over 1,000 miles of shoreline. A great destination for camping, boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

10. Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC)

16810 FLW K Bldg. 2290 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 596-4223

At Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) you can find all your outdoor recreation needs. They have hunting, archery, fishing, and hiking. If outdoor activities are your thing, this is your spot. Be sure to check for seasonal information as well as state and local licensing requirements.

11. Paw Park

Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 596-4223

At Paw Park, pet owners and their pets can exercise and socialize. They have two specialized areas that are separated between large and small dogs.


12. Atchley Park

1805 Lynn St Lebanon, MO 65536


: 1 (417) 991-2222

For a park experience off post, check out Atchley Park in Lebanon. They have pavilions with electric plug-ins, baseball and softball fields, and four horseshoe pits.

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13. Peanick Park

715 State Hwy 42 Osage Beach, MO 65065


: 1 (573) 302-7460

Peanick Park in Osage Beach is another great option for outdoor activities off post. They have baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, pavilions, playgrounds, and walking trails.

Fort Leonard Wood Golf Course

Fort Leonard Wood Golf Course

14. Piney Valley Golf Course (PVGC)

18694 FLW 10 Bldg. 10221 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 329-4770

Piney Valley Golf Course (PVGC) has an 18 hole, par 72 championship course that runs along the Big Piney River. PVGC is open to the public and also has a driving range, putting green, chipping area, and a pro shop. Give them a call if you want lessons!

Fort Leonard Wood Bowling

15. Daugherty Bowling Center

7077 Illinois Ave Bldg. 1609 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 596-1498

Come to the Daugherty Bowling Center for all your bowling needs. Here you’ll find 40 lanes of fun in a recently remodeled facility that is a great place for friendly competition, family fun, or a date night. You can find a full service snack bar and a pro shop nearby.

Fort Leonard Wood Entertainment

16. Strike Zone

7077 Illinois Ave Bldg. 1609 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 596-1498

The Strike Zone has become the local dining and entertainment destination of choice and is located in the bowling alley. But come here for more than just bowling, they have all sorts of great food specials and fun events.

St. Robert

17. Escape Uranus Escape Room

14400 State Hwy Z St Robert, MO 65584


: 1 (573) 723-1442

Have you tried escape rooms? It is one of the best things to do in Fort Leonard Wood, and at Escape Uranus you’ll find challenging puzzles that are meant to be collaborative escape adventures. Currently, they have 5 rooms, so you can get more than just one visit out of it!

Fort Leonard Wood Museums

Fort Leonard Wood Museums

18. Fort Leonard Wood Engineer Museum

14296 South Dakota Ave. Building 1607 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 596-2549

In the U.S. Army Engineer Museum you’ll see a variety of gallery displays. Visit to check out WWII temporary mobilization buildings, historical Army engineering equipment, landmine warfare artifacts, and tactical bridging exhibits.

19. US Army Military Police Corps Regimental Museum

14296 South Dakota Avenue Building 1607 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


: 1 (573) 329-6772

In the U.S. Army Military Police Corps Museum, you will find collections displaying the history of the Military Police of the U.S. Army from 1775 to present. Free to the public, you might spend more than a few hours exploring their informative and interactive exhibits.


20. Old Stagecoach Stop Museum

106 N Lynn St Waynesville, MO 65583


: 1 (573) 336-3561

For a visit to the past, check out the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum in Waynesville. It’s the oldest building in Pulaski County and was built by W.W. McDonald in the mid-1850s. It’s a historical hotel with rooms that give you a taste of different times in history.

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21. Uranus Sideshow Museum

14400 State Hwy Z St Robert, MO 65584


: 1 (573) 336-4482

Get ready to get weird. At the Uranus Sideshow Museum you’ll see live animals, a sword swallower, and much more. This is the second-largest personal collection of oddities in the world, so you don’t want to miss it!

21 of the Best Things to Do in Fort Leonard Wood

Experience These 21-Must Try Activities in Fort Leonard Wood

Whether this is another tour in the area or your first time, you’ll find plenty of great experiences and things to do in Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding cities in the heart of Missouri. Be sure to ask around and get insights from locals and those who have been around for a while. You may become an expert yourself as you spend more time here.

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