Shepherd of the Hills Vigilante ZipRider in Branson, MO

5586 West Highway 76Branson, MO 65616
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An exciting attraction located at The Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, Missouri, The Vigilante Extreme ZipRider offers a fun experience for thrill seekers and outdoor adventurers. The ride includes a lift on one of the Inspiration Tower’s glass elevators up to the indoor observation deck, followed by a rushing zipline ride across the 160-acre homestead at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Zip from the security of a sling type seat. Ride takes off from the 17th Floor of the Inspiration Tower.
  • Ride the glass elevator where you will see beautiful views of lakes and Branson.
  • Travel 1/2 mile at speeds reaching 50 mph.
  • ZipRider only allows one rider per chair.
  • Must be between 75-275 lbs. to ride.
  • Located at Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.


from Shepherd of the Hills Vigilante Ziprider
The Shepherd of the Hills Vigilante ZipRider is an exciting new thrill ride! Launching from the open air deck of the Inspiration Tower, the Vigilante ZipRider whisks guests on an adrenaline-pumping downhill ride over The Shepherd of the Hills' 160-acre homestead. Guests will travel 1/2 mile at speeds reaching 50 mph. The patented ZipRider zip line cable controls the speed and braking so guests have no responsibilities other than to enjoy the ride. Open to all riders 80 lbs to 275 lbs. and must be 52 inches tall and not over 80 inches. The ride is subject to closure by adverse weather conditions.

Not recommended to women who are or may be pregnant. All participants must sign a release

Please note: The ZipRider only allows one rider per chair harness at a time. Children CANNOT sit in the lap of an adult during the ride.

Hours of Operation:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
7 days per week through August 12th

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

Reserve Branson Customer
Bryant, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awsome exprience"
July, 2016
If you are unsure whether to be brave or not like I was, this is the one to try!!
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Denver, Colorado
"Branson fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 01, 2018 NEW
Had a great time in the 1.5 hour four wheeler tour. Lots of thrills and mud for all of us. Our guide was excellent in setting expectations for the drive and the stops. Teenager got muddy which gave us great joy
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Mangum, Oklahoma
"Wow Zipline!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 30, 2018 NEW
It was a little bit expensive, but three of us did the extreme zipline. Lasted only about a minute but was pretty intense! Was glad I did it! I had never ziplined before. I think I was screaming and laughing too hard to really do justice to the views, but we had to wait a bit on the wind before we were able to zipline so I did get to see all the sites from the top of Inspiration Tower.
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Great view; unprofessional staff"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 13, 2018
We went to Inspiration Tower in July and we arrived early to do the zipline. We were told that we would not be able to do the zipline until maybe 10:15-10:20?? No one seemed to know what was going on and didn't really seem to care whether we did the zipline or not? We left early and will not be back!
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Kelly J
Daytona Beach, Florida
"A little expensive but an amazing experience...."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2018
the people running this were amazing. My husband is terrified of heights but on a dare decided to do the Vigilante. The person in charge made him extremely comfortable and talked him through the entire process. My husband loved it!!!! In fact after my husband rode it and loved it my daughter who is also afraid of heights decided to ride and also had a blast.
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Lori S
Metro East
"Fun but a bit expensive"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 10, 2018
Brought 4 teenagers to the Vigilante Zipline. The guy checking us in was not very friendly. Printers were down so I got a handwritten ticket and no credit card receipt. Took a short elevator ride to the top. The girl at the top was awesome. She was friendly and fun and had the teens laughing. She was very engaging and made the experience really good for our group. I was able to take lots of pictures from the top. Once the zipline started, I returned to the bottom and had to wait 25 minutes for the tram to bring my family back. Seemed a little long to wait. A single zip was $25 which seeme a bit much and no discount offered for a repeat ride. That was disappointing. And their camera was down so we didn’t get any pictures of the kids riding down. Overall a fun experience-just a few things that could have been better.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherd of the Hills Vigilante Ziprider

What are the age or weight requirements?
This ride is for ages 4+ and all participants must be between 75lbs to 275 lbs. Also, you must be 52 inches tall and not over 80 inches.

Can my child sit in my lap?
No, only one rider can be in the harness at a time.

Do I need to worry about breaking?
No, the breaking is automatic. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Is the Inspirition Tower included with my ZipRider purchase?
Yes, you can visit the tower before you ZipRide.

How many riders can go at one time?
This system offers 4 cables to allow 4 riders to race down the hill at the same time.

What are the speeds?
The speed can reach up to 50 MPH!

Does this operate in inclement weather?
No, for safety this ride may close from adverse weather conditions.