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Pulaski County USA, Missouri: A Welcome Place in America’s Heartland
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Come on down to Pulaski County USA located in America’s Heartland! Pulaski County is home to Fort Leonard Wood, which for the longest time was nicknamed Fort Lost in the Woods. We may have that small town feel, but we are growing and trying to lose ...
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No Longer Lost in the Woods: Pulaski County USA
Come on down to Pulaski County USA located in America’s Heartland! Pulaski County is home to Fort Leonard Wood, which for the longest time was nicknamed Fort Lost in the Woods. We may have that small town feel, but we are growing and trying to lose that “lost” image! Join us every Thursday as we publish a new blog about all of the fun and exciting things we have to do in our unique little spot in Missouri!

Whether you are planning a family vacation, girls getaway, man-cation, attending a military graduation, or just passing by…we guarantee you will love it here! Our rich history and outdoorsy atmosphere makes for great adventures! Visit one of five Museums in the county, travel Route 66 and explore 33 original miles of the Mother Road, cool down on a fun float trip along the Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers, fly fish in the Roubidoux our award winning trout stream, go scuba diving in our nationally recognized underwater cave or take an elevator up to the only restaurant in a cave in the world! We don’t lack on fun and interesting activities in our neck of the woods, so be sure to follow our blog and maybe you’ll want to come visit us some day! Hope to see ya soon!
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Centrally located in the Ozarks along Interstate 44 between St. Louis and Branson, Pulaski County offers unique attractions and rich history. Pulaski County is proud to be called home to Fort Leonard Wood, the largest active military training installation in the United States..

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau provides professional, complimentary services for Receptive and Group Tour Operators. Staff will assist with:



  • Customized Group Itineraries


  • Step-On Guide Coordination


  • Lodging/Dining Bids


  • Meeting Space Options


  • Museum Tour Coordination


  • FREE Welcome Reception/Comfort Stop at spacious Visitor Center




Fort Leonard Wood is very group friendly and motor coaches are welcome. Windshield tours of the facility are complimentary and a step on guide must accompany a motor coach. Installation tours are available with prior approval through proper channels. The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau will assist scheduling your visit to Ft. Leonard Wood. There are 3 museums representing the area’s rich history and traditions of the military and all are open to the public and free of charge. The Mahaffey Museum Complex houses the Military Police Museum, U.S. Army Engineer Museum and the Chemical Corps Museum indoors. This is the only place in the country where you can see three U.S. Army Branch museums in a single location. Outdoors, stroll through a collection of restored, temporary mobilization buildings, a replication of Ft. Leonard Wood during the 1940s.

Also offered in Pulaski County is a step-on, professionally guided tour of Historic Route 66. A step-on guide, a local historian, is available for a one of a kind tour of Historic Route 66. The tour guide will meet your motor coach at a predetermined area whether you are coming from the east or from the west. The nominal fee includes a lively 2.5 hour narrative journey along the Mother Road. Some sections of the infamous road are from the 1920′s, 30′s, and 40′s and is easily driven.

#PulaskiCountyUSA is very group friendly and motor coaches are welcome. Book a sold out tour today by contacting Karen Hood, CTIS, at 877-858-8687, or via email at karenh@pulaskicountyusa.com

#PulaskiCountyUSA is very group friendly and motor coaches are welcome. Book a sold out tour today by contacting Karen Hood, CTIS, at 877-858-8687, or via email at karenh@pulaskicountyusa.com



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