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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We drove through the Trail of Lights on Thanksgiving Evening. They have expanded and improved it a lot in the last few years. All the displays and music are excellent. Lots of cars there and at the end you can go up in Inspiration Tower for the view and get a Hot Chocolate, included in the price. It is the best light display in Branson.
We went for the driving tour of the lights they have. We totally loved it. We live near Marshall Tx & regularly visit the lights there during the holidays. This puts Marshall to shame. We had a blast & the free cider or hot chocolate was a great little treat.
This show has been running for years. The set is on the original homestead of the author. It is family friendly and a very good story. They use live animals and the actors are quite good. The seating is outdoors and it is in the evening, so the weather is generally pleasant outside. The theatre is clean and the seats are comfortable. They provide opportunity at intermission for the audience to meet the cast on the set. The parking is remote from the seats and they shuttle everyone in by trams, which are actually driven by some of the cast members. It was a very enjoyable experience and we were glad we went. The tickets are pricey, so I'd recommend visiting the 'Branson 2 for 1 Tickets' where you can get a significant discount.
Imagine all the Christmas decorations from the 50's, 60's, and 70's were collected and displayed randomly across 2.5 miles of trail. Now imagine to ensure these national treasures of random awesomeness you put them in boxes, and covered it with cellophane. Add in a piece of Americana, dinosaur displays, and rams that can't decide whether to bring peace on earth with a lion or clash horns with their fellow ram and you have the Trail of Lights in a nutshell. But wait - that's not all! You also have the great pleasure of suffering this misery for far longer than you would like as the cars in front of you inch slowly along, taking pictures of each display due to their fear that the decorations won't make it another year and they need to preserve this memory for all time. And while hot chocolate is included in the price - you must make the ultimate payment - an hour of your time. Because the hot chocolate, of course, is at the end of the display and off the beaten trail. But other than that - it was great. Aliens, dinosaurs, and nativity scenes. It's what Christmas was always meant to be.
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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.