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. History comes to life on a tour of the Shepherd of the Hills 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. See seasonal event tab for more information.

Historic Guided Tours are available Tuesday-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 – Historic Tour and Inspiration Tower not included.

So Much to See & Do! General admission includes:

  • 9-hole Mini Putt Putt Couse
  • America Ninja Warrior Course
  • Rope-bridge linked Treehouses
  • Petting Zoo
  • Gem Sifting (Gems extra cost)
  • Corn Pit
  • Play Barn & Slides
  • Cornhole
  • Old Matt’s Cabin
  • Morgan Chapel Church
  • Inspiration Point

Scroll down to view all of our farm activities

9-hole Mini Golf

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 timed American Ninja Warrior Course, rope-bridge linked treehouses, custom putt putt course, petting zoo, gem sifting and more!

Petting Zoo

Kids will love our petting zoo with goats, sheep, and baby animals! You are able to go inside and get up close and personal with the animals. Spend as long as you want and get those adorable photos! 


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!

Matts cabins in shepherd of the hills

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 include in general admission)

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. (Not include in general admission)

Watch tower in forest at sunset
ice cream

Sammy Lane’s Sweets & Treats

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 and specialty coffees, we can’t wait for you to visit! Sammy Lane sure enough knew all about the fine ladies in the hills and we use this space to honor those fine women, while serving up something sweet at the same time.

Morgan Chapel Church

Morgan Chapel seats 75 people and is perfect for intimate gatherings and celebrations. This quaint and simple church was saved from impending demolition and moved to Inspiration Point in 1991. Its structure and feel is very similar to the churches that Harold Bell Wright ministered in as he traveled across southern Missouri.