Inspiration Tower is Branson's "Landmark on the Horizon," a massive 230-foot-tall structure located on Inspiration Point in The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.
Find a few items to take back with you for your friends to see at the Inspiration Tower's fine gift shop. After ascending to the top, you'll be able to see up to 90 miles around you for an amazing 360 view of the Ozarks! You can also walk a few steps down to the open-air deck. The panoramic views available from both decks are absolutely phenomenal, in any season. There's also a specialty gift shop, snack bar and restrooms on the ground level.
Constructed in 1989, the tower's opening celebrated the 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright's first visit to the area. It weighs three million pounds, cost approximately 1.5 million to build, contains over 92,000 pounds of structural steel, and can withstand a constant wind of 172 mph or gusts of up to 224 mph! A convoy of 43 concrete trucks filled the tower foundation, which contains five miles' worth of rebar weighing 34.5 tons. The tower also contains over 4,400 square feet of glass - enough to cover a third of a football field! Two glass elevators transport visitors to the spacious, enclosed observation deck.