The Shepherd of the Hills

5585 West 76 Country Boulevard
Branson, MO - 65616

Type: Theme Parks
(417) 334-4191
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The Shepherd of the Hills, located in Branson, Missouri, is a historic and cultural attraction that brings to life the stories and traditions of the Ozark Mountains. Based on the best-selling 1907 novel by Harold Bell Wright, this destination offers a variety of experiences that celebrate the region's rich heritage, including outdoor theater productions, historical tours, and family-friendly activities.

One of the main attractions at The Shepherd of the Hills is the outdoor drama, which has been a Branson staple since 1960. Performed in a rustic amphitheater, the play tells the story of life in the Ozarks in the late 19th century, focusing on themes of love, betrayal, and redemption. The production features a large cast, live animals, and impressive special effects, creating an immersive experience that transports audiences back in time.

In addition to the outdoor drama, The Shepherd of the Hills offers a variety of other attractions and activities. Visitors can take a guided tour of the Harold Bell Wright Museum, which showcases artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia related to the author and his famous novel. The property also features Old Matt's Cabin, a historic log cabin that served as Wright's inspiration for the book and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For those seeking adventure, The Shepherd of the Hills provides several outdoor activities, including ziplining, ropes courses, and ATV rides. The Vigilante Extreme ZipRider offers a thrilling ride with panoramic views of the Ozark Mountains, while the Inspiration Tower, a 230-foot observation tower, provides stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape. Families can also enjoy petting zoos, pony rides, and mini-golf, ensuring there's something for everyone.

Throughout the year, The Shepherd of the Hills hosts special events and seasonal activities, such as the Fall Harvest Festival and Christmas-themed attractions. These events offer additional entertainment and opportunities to experience the traditions and culture of the Ozarks.

With its blend of history, theater, and outdoor adventure, The Shepherd of the Hills provides a unique and enriching experience for visitors of all ages. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply looking for family-friendly entertainment, this Branson landmark offers a memorable journey into the heart of the Ozarks.

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