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.

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.

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.

Off-Road ATV Adventures

Challenge your adventurous side with an off-road trek through The Shepherd of the Hills property on a guided ATV tour!

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.

Historic Farm Tour

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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.

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

Expect the 2020 Shepherd of the Hills Chuckwagon Show to feature fun tunes, impressive picking, funny tall tales and poems honoring the heroic American cowboy.

Todd Oliver – “The Funniest Show of Your Life”

Have you ever met a talking dog, a real talking dog? Get ready, you’re going to meet the funniest comedian on 4 legs! Sit back and get ready, you might even be on stage because Todd turns audience members into real live ventriloquist dummies. You’re going to have a doggone, rocking good time.

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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.