Travel to the top of the Inspiration Tower to experience the beauty of the Ozark mountains from the sky. Built on the spot where Harold Bell Wright wrote The Shepherd of the Hills, the Inspiration Tower is the perfect place to savor a summertime sunset, or take in a beautiful afternoon sky and reflect on the history of these hills.
The farm is the authentic setting of the word-famous novel, Shepherd of the Hills. Now in modern day, your family can explore the setting of the where the Ozarks began. Enjoy the petting zoo, treehouses, mini golf, corn pit, and more!
The story and history of The Shepherd of the Hills collides with present-day on our open-air, Jeep-drawn tram tour of the Homestead. Your Ozark native guide will lead you through the key locations and places of inspiration during Harold Bell Wright’s sabbatical in the Missouri hills.
Visit the grouds of the Ozarks most famous pioneer homestead and farm of the leading Charaters of the world famous story, "The Shepherd of the Hills."
Lil' Pete’s Playland is sure to cultivate your young one’s imagination and get them good and tuckered out. This kid-centered zone is comprised of a timed American Ninja Warrior Course, rope-bridge linked treehouses, custom putt putt course, petting zoo, gem sifting and more!
“Beautiful outdoor setting. Watch incredible actors bring the story of the Shepherd of the hills to life. Show begins with beautiful tribute to veterans and our great country. Intermission is a great time for families and folks to join the crew in a lively few rounds of square dancing – don’t worry if you’ve never done it before, the crew will be glad to teach you! Amazing experience and would definitely recommend as an iconic part of Ozark history.” – Google
“Had an absolutely wonderful time at the park. Great family fun, but the absolute highlight was the food in the brand new restaurant. I have a family of five and all our meals were excellent, but I definitely was the winner with the meat loaf. Highly recommend.” – Google
“Great show! You will laugh, clap and sing along with traditional and modern Cowboy tunes. Fun for all ages! Yeehaw! The food is very good too – this supper show is the complete package!” – TripAdvisor
“I love, love, love this ziprider! As I am gliding down the cable safe in my seat, I think of Gods glorious gift & look upon Branson. Smile’s, laughter all the way. We actually got a lady on this that is afraid of heights. I knew it would not be a bad experience for her. Ride is smooth, stop is smooth. Perfect!” – TripAdvisor
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History of The Shepherd of the Hills
In the early 1900s, a Christian minister wandered into the Ozark hills, looking for better health, and found a community that would change his future. Wright camped on the very homestead you can visit today and wrote The Shepherd of the Hills based on the people he grew to love, and set in the hills that soothed his soul with their fresh, natural beauty.