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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:

Monday, Jun 27, 2016

Departure Date:

Sunday, Jul 3, 2016

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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 NEW
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
Verified Traveler
"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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Tammy K

Ackley, Iowa

"Bad acting"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2016 NEW

Very cheesy and very bad acting. I feel like if this has been in place for many years that the acting should have been more professional. The seats were also incredibly uncomfortable. The seats need to be replaced. I would recommend definitely skipping this attraction!! I also hate it when they make you have a picture taken of yourself so you can purchase later.

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angoct14

Ozark, Missouri

"Must see while in Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2016 NEW

If you go to Brsnson you will surely here about the Baldknobbers that use to live in these Ozark Mountains. You may have even reaf the book "Shephard of the Hills". While in Branson you must make tome to spend a day at Shepherd of the Hills. During the day you can take a tour of Ole Matts Cabin and the set where the play will take place in the evening. That evening you can watch one of the best plays about the history of Branson area and the Baldknobbers. This is how Branson started and is not only for entertainment but also for history buffs. Highly recommend

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gida64

Saint Louis, Missouri

"Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

The show was entertaining . The seats were comfortable . However if you are at all disabled , this is now for you, from the first row to bathrooms/food there are 45 steps. When we booked are tickets are seats were in the 9th row , my husband has a broken leg and uses a walker, we had no idea about the stairs and did mention this to the ticket agent. When arriving for the show all the handicap parking was taken and they parked us by the tunnel and took us by tram to the ticket agent. However when we left they would not take us to our car they expected my husband to walk from the tunnel to our car approx 200 feet on gravel payment. I spoke with a lady when picking up our tickets and she directed me to the mgr. and he made arrangements for us to sit in VIP seating and Clifford a tram driver to take us to our seats without any stairs and take us back to our car when the show was over . They were most accommodating . They was a tram driver Brian that was not going to do anything to help us, Even after the mgr made other arrangements. There are caring people in this world.

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Laura A

Branson, Missouri

"Must see"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2016 NEW

This show has everything you need. If you want to hear good bluegrass music they have the best band. If you want a fight and see a real cabin burn. Or even a love story then this is the show for you. There is a surprise around every corner. The cast does a fantastic job. Keep up the good work and glad you are back the the 2016 season.

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Tiger0707

Irwin, Pennsylvania

"Technology of yesterday and today!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2016 NEW

So thanks to Shepherd of the Hill my kids got to enjoy a tour of Big Matt's homestead. If you haven't read the 3rd most read book in world history, it's a must! Then, boom off to the Vigilante Zip line for a 1/2 mile drop. What a great day, it is worth the visit...rock it Missy A, you represent the property very well.

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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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