The Historic Farm

The Farm at Shepherd of the Hills

Welcome to Shepherd’s Historic Farm & Playland, a fun-filled spot for family-friendly outdoor activities in Branson, Missouri. The farm is the authentic setting of the world-famous novel, Shepherd of the Hills. Now in modern day, your family can experience Branson’s history of where the Ozarks began.

At the Farm, your family will find an array of things to do in Branson, MO. From the thrilling TreeTop Sky Trail to our 9-hole Mini Golf Course, there’s something for everyone. Explore our history center, slides, playgrounds, suspension bridges, barnyard animals, family games, photo-ops, and more. 

Below you will find a daily calendar and the seasonal events we’re having at the farm.  

The Farm Pricing (Online)
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Kids 3 & under are FREE!

Includes entrance to the Farm, Inspiration Tower (Now Included!), & Lil Pete’s Playland. Historic Jeep Farm Tour is not included. 

Seasonal events have additional activities. 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 for $5 more. 


Super Farm Ticket for $39.95!

Take a ride on the coaster, and Ropes Course and enjoy all the activities the Farm offers  for only $39.95. To book, choose the Super Ticket at checkout. Select dates only. Over a $55 value! (Must park at main/east entrance by Aunt Mollie’s and Restaurant area.)

Scroll down to view all of our farm activities

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TreeTop Sky Trail
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Kid's Playland
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Inspiration Tower (Now Included!)
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Barnyard Animals
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TreeTop Sky Trail

Walk through the trees on suspended canopy bridges. Take in the beautiful scenery of the Ozarks while over high up in the air. TreeTop Trail included in general admission!  

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Barnyard Animals

Kids will love greeting the goats, alpaca, dexter cows, and more! Spend as long as you want to get those adorable photos. Included in general admission!

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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. Included in general admission!

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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. Included in general admission!

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Historic Farm & Backstage Tour

Discover the history and story behind “The Shepherd of the Hills” book 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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Sammy’s Sweets Ice Cream Shop

With Sweets n’ Treats just as sweet as Sammy Lane herself, we have a little something for everyone. From delicious homemade ice cream to hand crafted fudge to specialty coffees and shakes, we can’t wait for you to visit!

Over 15 unique and delicious flavors of Ice Cream!

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Wagon Rides

Climb aboard a charming, rustic wagon and feel the gentle ride of horses pulling you through the scenic farm. Enjoy the fresh air and breathtaking views of the rolling hills while riding. This attraction is only offered in the summer months and is an additional add-on.  (Not included in general admission)

Special Events


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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