The Historic Farm

Shepherd’s Historic Farm & Playland

The farm is the authentic setting of the world-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.

Check out all the seasonal events we’re having at the farm.  

Regular Farm Hours Pricing
Child or Adult
Plus tax
(Kids 3 & under free)
Child or Adult
Plus tax
(Kids 3 & under free)

Kids 3 & under are FREE!

Seasonal events have different pricing and times. See the seasonal event tab for more information here

Historic Guided Tours are available Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday. To take a Historic Farm Tour, click here

Tickets for the farm can be purchased at the gate. 

Includes basic entrance to the Farm & Lil Pete’s Playland and Inspiration Tower – Historic Tour is not included. (TOWER INCLUDED ONLY DURING SUMMER FARM DAYS)

So Much to See & Do! General admission includes:

  • 9-hole Mini Putt Putt Couse
  • Ninja Warrior Course
  • Rope-bridge linked Treehouses
  • Barnyard Animals
  • Gem Sifting (Gems extra cost)
  • Barn-cade
  • Play Barn & Slides
  • Cornhole
  • Old Matt’s Cabin
  • Mega Tube Slide (NEW!)
  • Stomp Lights (NEW!)

Scroll down to view all of our farm activities

Barnyard Animals

Kids will love greeting the goats and sheep! Spend as long as you want and get those adorable photos.  

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Lil Pete’s Playland

Lil’ Pete’s Playland is sure to cultivate your younger one’s imagination and get them good and tuckered out. This kid-centered zone is comprised of a Ninja Warrior Course, Mega tube slide, rope-bridge linked treehouses, custom putt putt course, barnyard animals, hillbilly game zone and more!

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Shepherd’s Express Train

Coming soon in 2021! Ride and Discover the history of Ozarks in the all-new family-fun adventure. Take a mile long, fifteen minute old-fashioned train ride through the scenic Shepherd of the Hills Farm. All Aboard!

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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.

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Historic Farm & Backstage 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 Farm and backstage of the outdoor theatre. 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. (Not included in general admission)

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Visit our farm for a unique Easter and Spring experience during Spring weekends. Join our easter egg hunt, take a photo with the Easter Bunny, hold baby bunnies, release a butterfly, Cadbury egg shakes, and much more farm activities!

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Come visit for a whole new experience during fall weekends with Shepherd’s PumpkinFest.

If you’re looking for a fun daytime location to take your family this fall to pick out pumpkins, build a scarecrow or jeep hayride, you’ve found the place!

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North Pole Adventure

Celebrate this season of Christmas at The North Pole Adventure. This magical walk-through experience takes you on a journey through thousands of twinkling lights. Visit Santa’s Workshop, Old Matt’s Cabin, Inspiration Tower, and much more. Make it a family tradition this Christmas season at the North Pole Adventure, only at Shepherd of the Hills.

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