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.
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$35 for a car load of 5 people. It was a neat attraction but by the end it seemed like it was never going to end. Definitely older and didn't seem to have any updates in the last 10 years. At that point you see an alien Christmas display. The observation tower had a great view.
The tour is great if you have read the book. You see Old Matt's cabin and Inspiration Point, the guide knows all about the history associated with the book. We also did the zip line - so much fun, an easy glide from the top of Inspiration tower. The shooting gallery was lots of fun and not expensive. The play is also more meaningful if you have read the book. For those who have not it will be boring and amateurish. We loved it but you need to read the book before you come!
We enjoyed the Shepherd of the Hills 'Trail of Lights' Christmas light display. It is very expensive though. There is a per person charge as opposed to a car charge. $12 per adult and $6 per child. That adds up for a car full of people! It is a nice drive-through display, but some of the displays look old and worn. We really enjoyed the Christmas music that was playing along the 2 plus mile drive. Nice, but expensive!
We wouldn't do it again that's for sure. We went on Christmas Eve with a big group and they gave us the tour in a tram they drove. It was painfully slow and took almost 1.5 hours to go 2+ miles. The music is choppy around the tour at some displays but would be much nicer if IMHO if they played in on their own FM Broadcast throughout the park so you could hear music the entire time instead of with big breaks in between. Lots of the displays had many lights out or sections that weren't working. Most of our kids and adults couldn't wait for it to be over.
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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.