Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama in Branson, MO

THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS OLD MILL THEATRE5586 W. Hwy 76Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

Since 1959, this incredible outdoor live-action show at The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre has been a family favorite to millions of visitors. Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is an extraordinary tale by Harold Bell Wright that offers themes of love, power, hardship and life’s true meaning, featuring more than 80 actors, 40 horses, sheep, a log cabin, a 1908 DeWitt automobile, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Caters to families with an interactive intermission allowing kids and adults alike to meet the cast, dance and come on stage.
  • This is outside, so dress accordingly.
  • Souvenir pictures taken before show.
  • Recreates Harold Bell Wright's epic novel of the same name.
  • Features more than 80 actors and 40 horses.
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout the homestead.

Description

from Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama
At The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre, Harold Bell Wright's epic story of love, loss, power, hardship, and the true meaning of life is immortalized. It takes over 80 actors and actresses, 40 horses, a flock of sheep, several guns and rifles, an actual burning log cabin, and a vintage 1908 DeWitt automobile to make the live action performance the legend that it is today.

Since our first season in 1959-60, the outdoor drama has entertained millions of Branson visitors. People who came to see the show as children come back to bring their own families. The cast members exhibit the loyalty and affection they have for the story itself. Several of them have been in the drama since its inception. The Shepherd of the Hills is not just another Ozarks show - it is the story of the Ozarks.



Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

19 Reviews
Dan Hoffman
Morenci, MI
1 Review
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"Great Story"
September, 2018
The play really enhances the Ozark experience.
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Janie Starkey
Dumas, TX
7 Reviews
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"Such a wonderful story"
August, 2018
This is a true story set in the hills of Missouri. Beautifully told and great entertainment.
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Tip: Dress very casually since it is outdoors. Prepare for the weather.

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Janie Starkey
Dumas, TX
7 Reviews
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"Wonderful play"
August, 2018
Excellent portrayal of a true story, set in the beautiful outdoors.
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Tip: Take a jacket, just in case.

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Flora Ruth Cornish
Pocahontas, AR
5 Reviews
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"Shepherd of the Hills Drama"
August, 2018
Staff was friendly and helpful. They upgraded our seats since it wasn’t a packed house which was nice. We visited on a pleasant evening so we enjoyed the show very much.
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Tip: It’s lots of steps to climb for the bathroom or refreshments. Sitting is pretty tight so if warm weather wear very cool clothes.

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Diane Van Laar
Decatur, IA
3 Reviews
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"Great!"
August, 2018
Always a great time! Really enjoyed the show
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Sue Bocock
mount vernon, IL
1 Review
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"Awesome"
July, 2018
Showboat belle
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Tip: Its wonderful and awesome

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John Burke
Grandview , MO
3 Reviews
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"Amazing experience"
June, 2018
Amazing Experience say experience not show because it was an experience educational entertaining and Interactive I would highly recommend it to anyone in the Bransin
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Tip: It is outdoors and the steps are steep but well worth it

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Timothy Rose
Troy, IL
1 Review
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"Best Show"
June, 2018
Awesome show, you have to see it!
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Tip: Worth the money!

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jamiegaz417
Branson, Missouri
"Inspiration Tower"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2019 NEW
Loved the view of The Branson area! Definitely would do this again. The activities to do here would be very fun including a zip line.
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bcpr02
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
"Worth Visiting"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2019 NEW
After dinner/show we did the walk to 'North Pole Adventure'. Then we did the car thru to see all the Christmas lights
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Brenda S
"CHRISTMAS SHOW and Lights"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2018 NEW
The Shepherd of the Hills Christmas Carol was fun. The dinner was good . the drive thru lights were the highlight of it all!
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Karen C
"So much to see and Do at Shepherd of the Hills"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2018 NEW
They have a great night time drama/play that is AMAZING. The characters in this play is amazing and its a must see. They have the Shepherd of the Hills tower that you will want to check out while you are there. The view from the top of the tower is amazing 360 degrees view of Branson and the Ozark Hills. Fall is my favorite time to go in the tower. Bring your camera for lots of pics. Also at the tower you can zip line . I haven't actually do that but it sure looks fun. Some day I will. Do miss this place. They also have a great dinner show. Very affordable.
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400darrels
Bolivar, Missouri
"Ridiculous light show "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2018 NEW
The entrance isn’t lit up so very hard to find while traveling in traffic at 45MPH. But once you do find it you’ll be met by a very rude attendant tired of hearing about the no light at the entrance making this attraction a Total waist of time and money. The light displays are very outdated, the radio soundtrack doesn’t make any sense with regards to the extremely outdated displays . Still trying to figure out where space ships and dinosaurs fit into the Christmas celebrations. If you find yourself in Branson Mo for the Christmas season save the $25 dollars and hit your thumb with a hammer it’ll hurt less and save you $25 dollars.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

How long is the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama production?
The show is two hours.

Will the show be called off if it rains?
The Director of our show makes the determination when inclement weather threatens theperformance. If it becomes necessary to cancel the performance, the decision will likely be made by one hour prior show time. Guests with tickets will be able to exchange those tickets for another performance or receive a full refund.

Is the drama appropriate for young children?
Our show is very popular with families because of the action and live animals.

Are we required to walk from our car to the outdoor theater?
We have jeep-drawn trams that pick visitors up in our parking lots and run directly to the theatre so there is very little walking involved.

Is there wheelchair access at your theater?
We do have wheelchair seating. Our jeep-drawn trams are equipped with ramps and our drivers are trained to assist with loading and unloading wheelchairs.

How is the amplification in the theater? Will I be able to hear the actors?
Each of our actors wears a tiny wireless microphone and we have a state-of-the-art sound system so you should be able to clearly hear even the smallest whisper.

Will the Sons of the Pioneers Chuckwagon Dinner Show be concluded in enough time to also attend The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama?
The Sons of the Pioneers Chuckwagon Dinner Show will be let out in plenty of time prior to the start of The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama. Trams will be waiting outside the Pavilion Theatre to transport all dinner show guests who also have tickets to the drama.