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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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.
Had a great time with all aspects of the evening. Cowboys singing around camp fire. The food was good and beans/cornbread excellent. Trail of lights was a must do this time year if you visit Branson. Trip up the tower is better during day.
2.5 miles of lights.... wow... great experience.... 11 bucks... Maybe the cheapest thing going in Branson right now... go see it!
The Christmas trail of lights at Shepard of the Hills is great for families. This drive through attraction has lots of specially lighted and animated Christmas displays. It ends with a trip to the top of the observation tower. With discounted tickets you can make it a very reasonable thing to do for a couple of hours. Best to go when most people are in the shows as it isn't crowded then.
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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.