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The Shepherd of The Hills Historic Homestead & Old Mill Theatre in Branson, MO

5586 W 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616
The Shepherd of The Hills Historic Homestead & Old Mill Theatre in Branson, MO offers an inspirational and unique experience to locals and visitors alike.

Located in beautiful Branson, MO, The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead and Outdoor Theatre was the first tourist attraction in the Ozarks and remains one of the most popular ones today. Known as the Old Mill Theatre, you can see all sorts of events and shows at the venue.

Harold Bell Wright's novel, 'The Shepherd of the Hills', ensured that this author would become one of the first writers to have ever become a millionaire through their work, but also influenced a wide array of people, including Former President Ronald Reagan- who's letter of gratitude to Wright is displayed at the Homestead still. Along with this fascinating personal document, one of many Wright had saved and that are displayed today, there is also his famous gun collection. Many of the pieces in that collection are considered antiques today, most of them unable to be seen by the public eye anywhere.

From 'Old Matt's Cabin' the famous Inspiration Point can be seen, a 230 foot structure that gives visitors a view of the Ozarks horizon that can't be seen anywhere else.

Also available at this location are:

  • Horseback riding trails
  • The Trail of Lights (only during the winter season)
  • Summer car shows
  • Ozark craftsmen
  • The famous homestead of Harold Bell Wright

This dramatic and influential landmark is open year round. Come see some of the many different shows and events that call the Old Mill Theatre home.

Theater Details:

Seating Capacity: 2,800

Gift Shop: Onsite Gift Shop

Parking: Free, Onsite Parking

Handicap Accessibility: A tram takes guests to and from the parking lot and is handicap accessible.

Concessions & Dining: Concession Stand Available


The following shows play at Shepherd of The Hills:
Trail of Lights Photo
12/13/2018 - 12/31/2018
Bring your holiday season to life this year!
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Shepherd of the Hills Photo
12/13/2018 - 12/15/2018
12/18/2018 - 12/22/2018
12/25/2018 - 12/29/2018
Based on Harold Bell Wrights classic novel, Shepherd of the Hills, The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama offers large-scale entertainment with a show consisting of 90 cast members and more than 20 horses, donkey and mules.
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Inspiration Tower Photo
12/13/2018 - 12/31/2018
Gaze out across the beauty of the Ozark Mountains from high atop Inspiration Tower, Branson's 230-foot-tall observation point.
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The following shows PREVIOUSLY played at Shepherd of The Hills:
Historic Homestead Tour Photo
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.
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Vigilante Extreme Ziprider Photo
Take an exhilarating ride over The Shepherd of the Hills on the new thrill ride the Vigilante Zip Rider in Branson as you launch off the open air deck of the Inspiration Tower and experience the thrill of the downhill zip ride over the 160 acre homestead of The Shepherd of the Hills.
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Round-Up on the Trail Chuckwagon Dinner Show Photo
Hop on board the chuck wagon for an adventure on the Round-Up on the Trail Chuck Wagon Dinner Show!
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The Comedy of Jim Barber Lunch Show  Photo
For a fantastic afternoon of entertainment, head to the Comedy of Jim Barber Lunch Show in Branson, MO.
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