The Story of the Ozarks

Welcome to the family entertainment park centered around legendary outdoor drama and historic homestead of the namesake novel, The Shepherd of the Hills.

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Zipline Canopy Tours

Enjoy the beauty of the Ozark terrain as you soar from tree to tree on the all-new Zipline Canopy Tour. Guests will experience breathtaking views and thrills as they zip their way across the horizon from unique tree-suspended platforms.

Inspiration Tower

Inspiration Tower is Branson’s “landmark on the horizon” — a massive 230′ tall structure located on Inspiration Point, which is the highest point in Southwest Missouri.

Vigilante Extreme ZipRider

Take a leap of faith off the Inspiration Tower and enjoy a birds eye view of the Ozarks as you soar to the ground!

Ropes Course

Adventure awaits for families or solo-explorers on our all-new Ropes Course. This outdoor structure stands tall next to the iconic Inspiration Tower and boasts the same incredible views coupled with an exciting ascent.

The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama 

Sit under the stars in our rustic outdoor theatre and experience the action-packed live reenactment of the famous historical novel The Shepherd of the Hills! Enjoy this heartwarming story, of love, revenge, tragedy and forgiveness, the story of the Ozarks.

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Inspiration Tower

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 Historic Farm & Playland

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. Plus, your little ones can have a blast in our Lil Pete’s Playland.

Old Matt's Cabin

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

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!

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WhoDunnit Hoedown – A Murder Mystery

The biggest Wing Ding in these parts takes a hilariously dark turn, when legendary Fiddler Squeeky Bowman meets his mysterious demise, and the list of suspects is longer than a mules tail! Come have a delicious dinner and lots of laughs, and who knows…you might figure out Who Dun It!

The Chuckwagon

The Shepherd of the Hills Chuckwagon Show to features fun tunes, impressive picking, funny tall tales and poems honoring the heroic American cowboy.

Ventriloquist Jim Barber & Friends

Jim Barber’s refreshingly unique approach to the art of ventriloquism and his incredible vocal skills have earned him the reputation as one of the most original talents performing today. He presents a show unlike any your group has witnessed before, with ingenious comical characters, and hilarious audience participation!

A Shepherd’s Christmas Carol

We invite you to enjoy a full course turkey dinner while we present our version of a true Christmas classic starring your favorite characters from the story, The Shepherd of the Hills.

A 5-Star Family Destination

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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.