Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is an absolutely drop dead gorgeous base to be stationed at, especially during the spring/summer. The climate is a little different than you would expect for being a central state, however, it has a interesting mixture between pretty much all climates around the United States. If you love all the seasons than Fort Leonard Wood is a great place for you. Be forewarned though there are very large bugs and a very large variety of bugs that most people do not even known exist.
You can drive to any city or town from fort Leonard wood within about four and a half hours making it convenient to an array of attractions that Missouri has to offer. Within Fort Leonard Wood itself there is that standard PX, Commissary, Museums, Uranus Fudge Factory, ranges, and much more. Also, as expected there are many different places to eat from the PX to actual contracted sit-down restaurants. As far as shopping goes anything that would be needed and most all wants can be found on base at the PX as well. Nightlife more so occurs off post though.