Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower Branson, MO

5586 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd.Branson, MO 65616
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Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower Tickets


Standing at 230-foot tall, Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower offers panoramic views over 90 miles away on clear days. From atop Inspiration Point, SW Missouri’s highest point, Inspiration Tower contains two glass elevators ready to whisk you to the spacious enclosed observation deck for stunning views in any season.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Inspiration Tower stands 230-feet tall atop the highest point in Southwest Missouri.
  • Sweeping panoramic views. You can see over 90 miles on a clear day.
  • Located at Shepherd of the Hills adventure park and farm.
  • The tower also serves as the launching point for the Vigilante ZipRider.
  • Built in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright's Shepherd of the Hills novel.


from Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower
Inspiration Tower sits atop one of the highest points in Southwest Missouri. Travel 230-feet up in a glass elevator and step out onto the spacious, enclosed observation deck with a commanding 360-degree view ranging from the splendor of the Ozark Hills, all of Branson and even as far as the Arkansas ridge of hills. The panoramic views are absolutely phenomenal in any season. On a clear day, you can see over 90 miles.

During the holidays, Inspiration Tower is transformed into the area's largest sparkling Christmas tree, which acts as the stunning finale to the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights.

Tower Fun Facts:
  • It cost $1.5 million to build
  • Contains 92,000 pounds of structural steel
  • 172 mph constant wind resistance
  • 224 mph gust resistance
  • 4,400 square feet of glass
  • 3 million pound total weight

Don't miss this "landmark on the horizon!"

The Tower is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm throughout the year, weather permitting.

Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower Reviews

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Mike Gile
1 Review
May 2018
Me n my family had a blast coming back again in July 8 2018 to see show again
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Tip: Fun n safe

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Annette Donlon
1 Review
August 2016
Had tickets for the tower and stopped to enjoy the view on our way out of town. There was a car show going on, and we were stopped going to the parking lot by a man who said we had to pay $13.00 even though we already had tickets for the tower and had no intention of going to the car show. I suggested that he double check since he was obviously not in charge. He walked away and came back only to confirm that we would indeed have to pay the money. Now, we have a classic car and the participants pay to show their vehicles but people coming to see the cars do not so I found that part shocking anyway, but was quite upset that those people were so insistent that we pay again. We did not pay and did not see the tower. Seems like everyone wants to milk the tourists.
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Kerri Bingaman
Conway, AR
2 Reviews
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"Scary but fun"
June 2016
My daughter doesn't like heights but this was very fun and it was thrilling. :3
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Tip: 1. They have ziplines too. 2. It is very thrilling.

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Healdton, OK
2 Reviews
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"What a treat!"
April 2016
We visited the Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower this weekend and it was truly a treat. The view is breath-taking! We were even able to watch a couple of people zip-line from the top. This is an inexpensive attraction and well worth your time.
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Monica Dreiling
Hays, KS
18 Reviews
"Worth the stop!"
February 2016
We really enjoyed seeing Branson from above. A short elevator ride takes you to the top. Try it at night and during the day!
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Tip: Remember to take some quarters so that you can look through the "view finders".

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leeann gonzales
houston, TX
5 Reviews
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"Beautiful views"
March 2015
We visited the tower on our last day in Branson, and I couldnt think of a better ending to our trip. The views are spectacular! Make sure to take quarters with you for the machines, we didnt think about it and the change machine was out of order! Kind of a bummer, but the scenery really made up for it!
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Martin M.
Orwell, OH
7 Reviews
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"Best View in Branson!"
February 2015
What a view! Watch the zipriders take off from the tower.
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Jodie Robinson
Belleville, IL
2 Reviews
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"Awesome point of view"
February 2015
I went with my teenage daughter. I thought she would think it was lame and boring, but she didn't. She loved the views and reading what we were looking at and how far we could see. We went early evening and had the place to ourselves. The elevator ride scared me, but I'm not a fan of heights.
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Tip: Teenagers will like it too.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower

Is the tower wheelchair accessible?

Yes, they offer two glass elevators that will take you to the enclosed part of the tower.

Is there a restroom at Inspiration Tower?

Yes, on the ground floor.

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?

Yes, parking is free for all activities. Please park at the main entrance (by the restaurant) unless you enjoy adventure park activities or the inspiration tower.

Where is Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower located?

The tower is located at Shepherd's Adventure Park located at 6021 W. 76 Hwy, just past the park's main entrance. You will see a large tower. Head to the bottom of the tower, and you will find an entrance.

Is Inspiration Tower appropriate for children?

Yes, the tower is perfect for all ages.