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Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower in Branson, MO

5586 W Highway 76Branson, MO 65616  
Inspiration Tower sits atop one of the highest points in Southwest Missouri. Visitors travel 230' up in a glass elevator to step out in to a commanding 360 degree view ranging from the splendor of the Ozark Hills, all of Branson and even as far as the Arkansas ridge of hills.

During the holidays the Tower is transformed into the area's largest Christmas tree, which acts as the stunning finale to the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights.

Don't miss this historic landmark!

Tower hours of operations change throughout the year and is open every day weather permitting.

$8.00
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: TripAdvisor user rating 4.00 out of 5
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Arrival Date:

Friday, Jul 29, 2016

Departure Date:

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

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$8.00

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Overview

A colossal 230-foot structure situated in The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, the Inspiration Tower is a must-see attraction for visitors to Branson, open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tower contains two glass elevators, an enclosed observation deck, a gift shop, and a snack bar. Guests can also enjoy panoramic views of the area as far as 90 miles away on clear days.

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • 230' High with 360 degree views.
  • On a clear day, you can see over 90 miles.
  • Vigilante ZipRider departs from top of Inspiration Tower.
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Good To Know

from Amy, our Branson Market Manager
  • Vigilante ZipRider departs from top of Inspiration Tower.
  • Located at Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead.
  • Built in 1989 to commemorate 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright's Shepherd of the Hills novel.
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Description

from Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower
Inspiration Tower sits atop one of the highest points in Southwest Missouri. Visitors travel 230' up in a glass elevator to step out in to a commanding 360 degree view ranging from the splendor of the Ozark Hills, all of Branson and even as far as the Arkansas ridge of hills.

During the holidays the Tower is transformed into the area's largest Christmas tree, which acts as the stunning finale to the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights.

Don't miss this historic landmark!

Tower hours of operations change throughout the year and is open every day weather permitting.

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Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower in Branson, Missouri
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Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

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Kerri McCroskey Conway, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Scary but fun"
Reviewed June, 2016
My daughter doesn't like heights but this was very fun and it was thrilling. :3
Tip: 1. They have ziplines too. 2. It is very thrilling.

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Reserve Branson Customer Healdton, OK
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"What a treat!"
Reviewed April, 2016
We visited the Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower this weekend and it was truly a treat. The view is breath-taking! We were even able to watch a couple of people zip-line from the top. This is an inexpensive attraction and well worth your time.

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Monica Dreiling Hays, KS
18 Reviews
"Worth the stop!"
Reviewed February, 2016
We really enjoyed seeing Branson from above. A short elevator ride takes you to the top. Try it at night and during the day!
Tip: Remember to take some quarters so that you can look through the "view finders".

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leeann gonzales houston, TX
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful views"
Reviewed March, 2015
We visited the tower on our last day in Branson, and I couldnt think of a better ending to our trip. The views are spectacular! Make sure to take quarters with you for the machines, we didnt think about it and the change machine was out of order! Kind of a bummer, but the scenery really made up for it!

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Martin M. Orwell, OH
7 Reviews
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"Best View in Branson!"
Reviewed February, 2015
What a view! Watch the zipriders take off from the tower.

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Jodie Robinson Belleville, IL
2 Reviews
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"Awesome point of view"
Reviewed February, 2015
I went with my teenage daughter. I thought she would think it was lame and boring, but she didn't. She loved the views and reading what we were looking at and how far we could see. We went early evening and had the place to ourselves. The elevator ride scared me, but I'm not a fan of heights.
Tip: Teenagers will like it too.

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William Keen Verona, WI
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Nice view"
Reviewed February, 2015
Great scenery but the windows could have been cleaner

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Still pretty good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW

I saw this production the first time in 1981 and really enjoyed it. It has changed a lot and not necessarily for the better. When I first came here, you could walk the grounds free and at your pleasure. Now you have to pay for a tour. However, the Play is almost as good as I remember even though they have changed it somewhat.

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Carla M


"Moses"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Moses!! And would highly recommend it to anyone. This was a creative adaptation, meaning not completely taken from the Bible, which was a little confusing at times. But the actors and presentation was incredible! Highly recommend!!

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Mary C

Missouri

"SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2016 NEW

The Shepherd of the Hills play is an outdoor theater with the story of the Baldknobbers and how Branson first came in to being.. It is a must see when you come to Branson, Mo.

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James H

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Disappointing"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2016 NEW

We have seen many, many outdoor dramas over the years an in our opinion this one was the least favorable. Sound was not clear and audible on more than one actor. Actors, though amateurs, could be much better. Lines could be made alive.

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RickFromDallasTexas

Dallas, Texas

"Horseback Riding Was AWESOME!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2016 NEW

My Daughter and Wife had a GREAT TIME on the SoH Horseback riding trail. They provide a professional staff, amazing scenery, and an inexpensive photo package at the end of the ride.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower

Is the tower wheelchair accessible?
Yes, they offer two glass elevators that will take you to the enclosed part of the tower. 

Is there a restroom at the tower?
Yes, on the ground floor.

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