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Shepherd of the Hills

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Location: The Shepherd of The Hills Historic Homestead & Old Mill Theatre, 5586 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616 1-800-987-6298  
Shepherd of the Hills
Detail The show lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Most people spend about 1 hour at the Tower.
Detail The price also includes a pre-show.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Seating Options Available: Wheelchair Seating, Aisle Seating, Limited / No Stairs Seating
Detail Neither Cameras nor Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Gift Shop On-site
Shepherd of the Hills Schedule Schedule
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See Harold Bell Wright's rendition of the world-famous 'Shepherd of the Hills' tale adapted for stage and brought to life under the stars in Branson's premiere outdoor amphitheater in the Ozark Mountains.

About the Outdoor Drama Show


It's not just a show; it's an experience. Right before your very eyes you will see acted out the story that made the Ozark area famous. With over 90 cast members joining in, this sell-out show brings audiences to their feet. Over 20 animals, including horses, donkeys, mules, and sheep add to the story line, along with a real-life burning log cabin, guns, and an authentic 1908 DeWitt auto.

The drama's first season began in 1959 and has since brought millions of Branson Missouri visitors, children and adults alike, to the outdoor stage. Considered to be the 'story of the Ozarks', in both a spiritual worship and materialistic sense, this show captures the spirit of the past Ozark ancestors' spirit and God's word in this beautiful outdoor production. The 'Shepherd of the Hills' was the inspiration for this area. The outdoor drama centers around a love story between two unique characters, a young man and woman. In its complexity, the outdoor drama play also delves into the mysterious friendly and good shepherd who wanders the hills, into his tragic past and into the past of the neighboring hill people who stayed in the area. In its entirety, the drama is about redemption, forgiveness, and love. 'The story of the Ozarks' has insights for every visitor to this gorgeous outdoor stage in Branson. Shepherd of the Hills has been the fourth most widely read book in publishing history. The book has sold millions of copies and gave birth to the tourism attraction of the Ozark area.

The experience takes you back in time from the second that you leave your car. Guests will be driven to the outdoor theater in a Jeep-drawn tram; watch the trees go by and imagine yourself as a pioneer. The outdoor theater is unlike anything else; you'll be able to enjoy the sounds of nature and fresh air instead of being crowded into a packed indoor theater. Before the show, you are welcome to meet with the cast, take pictures, and get their autographs. Kids can participate in gunny sack races and play with the show's animals. During the play's intermission, guests are invited to join the cast in a welcoming square dance hoedown that is fun regardless of age. You'll get to dance and party just like they did back in the 1800's! You'll feel like you've entered a whole new century. The entire outdoor production leaves audiences talking about the show for years to come.

Be sure to stop by the gift shop on your way out and get something for friends back home, ride the Vigilante Extreme Ziprider, or visit the church where the ministry used to put on their weekly worship service. Be sure to visit Inspiration Tower too to get in some extra thrill during your getaway! 

About the Inspiration Tower Attraction


This 'Landmark on the Horizon' is located at Inspiration Point at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, and was constructed in 1989 to celebrate the century anniversary of Shepherd of the Hills author Harold Bell Wright's first visit to the Ozarks.

During your visit to the tower, you can browse the gift shop and grab a quick snack at the concession area before ascending high to the top of the tower aboard incredible glass elevators. On a clear day, you'll be able to see more than 90 miles out into the horizon! The spectacular panoramic views from Inspiration Tower are unarguably the best in the Ozarks, so be sure to bring your camera to capture these images forever.

The Inspiration Tower weighs a total of 3 million pounds, cost around $1.5 million dollars to build, contains more than 92,000lbs of steel, and can withstand a consistent wind of 172mph or gusts reaching 224mph! A caravan of 43 concrete trucks filled the structure's foundation, which now contains five miles of rebar weighing 34.5 tons. The tower also contains over 4,400sqft of glass which is enough to fill one third of a stadium football field! Two glass elevators shuttle visitors to the large, enclosed observation deck.

Some other awesome attractions in this Southern Missouri area include Branson's beloved Silver Dollar City, Inspiration Tower observation deck which resides over the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, and other amazing attractions that truly bring this Missouri Ozarks community together. Get your tickets today to see everything amazing the area has to offer during your trip to Missouri!  

Historic Homestead Tour
Available 5/1 until 10/31
Embark on a 60-minute, Jeep-drawn tram tour of the Historic Homestead Tour, which includes stops at Old Matt's Cabin, Inspiration Point, Wright Church, and Little Pete's Cave along with many other historical attraction sites. You'll see the real homes of the characters from Harold Bell Wright's The Shepherd of the Hills. The tour includes stops at Old Matt's Cabin, Inspiration Point, Wright Church, and Little Pete's Cave. Your first stop will be Old Matt's Cabin, which served as the Ross family home for approximately 30 years before it was established in history through Harold Bell Wright's famous novel. Built in the mid 1800's, this cabin is a main point in the story. "Old Matt" was based on Ross and the place where "Old Matt" lived is based off of this real John Ross cabin. Inside the cabin you will find numerous antiques and historical items, including clothing worn by John and Anna Ross, some of their furniture, photographs, tools, cooking utensils, and much more. Then it's time to head on to the incredible views at Inspiration Point! This tour is a must-do if you love history and literature.
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Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama
Available 5/14 until 10/15
The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is sure to create a fun time in Branson, MO. This action-packed play features a reenactment of the Shepherd of the Hills book by Harold Bell Wright which made this particular area in the Ozarks famous.
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Gina
Arkansas
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"This is the best show ever in Branson"
This is the best show ever in branson i have seen it probably like 20 or more times. I took my husband on our honeymoon and now it is his favorite show also. I want to give a special thanks to everyone of the cast they all do a great job.
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Rebecca McDuffee
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"Very interesting to hear the story of how Branson began. "
Very interesting to hear the story of how branson began. We also liked how they interwove some entertainment in with a historic tour. We highly recommend this one too.
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Stephanie Adkins
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"...a very interesting tour..."
This was a very interesting tour, and i highly recommend it. It was nice to see the places that were written about in the shepherd of the hills and to see where wright got his inspiration.
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Dean Hamilton
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" I would recommend it to others."
Enjoyed this performance very much. I would recommend it to others.
Frequently Asked Questions for Shepherd of the Hills:
  • Approximately how long is the show?
    The play is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. A visit to the Tower usually lasts approximately 1 hour.
  • In what theater is the show held?
    Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead, 5586 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO. It is an outdoor theater!
  • Is there a pre-show before the main show?
    Yes, there is a pre-show 45 minutes before showtime. Children are welcome to pet the animals and you can meet with the cast!
  • Do the performers of the show sign autographs and meet the audience?
    Yes, they will take pictures with you and sign autographs before the show and during intermission.
  • Is there an intermission?
    Yes; you are encouraged to get up and square dance with the cast and visit with the characters.
  • Is there free parking?
    Yes and a Jeep-drawn tram will pick you up from the parking lot to take you to the outdoor theater.
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