Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama in Branson, MO

Shepherd of the Hills Homestead & Adventure ParkThe Shepherd of the HillsBranson, MO 65616
View on Map
Starting at
$44.75
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
NO SERVICE FEES

The Shepherd of the Hills Tickets

Overview

Experience the nation’s longest-running outdoor drama! The Shepherd of the Hills is an action-packed live reenactment of Harold Bell Wright’s novel about life in the rugged Ozarks with themes of love, power and hardship. Over 90 actors and live animals perform on a stage the size of a football field. Pre-Show (add-on) includes a BBQ & Bluegrass Bash.

2-4 hour 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • A historic live reenactment of Harold Bell Wright's famed novel about life in the rugged Ozarks.
  • This outdoor drama lasts approx. 2 hours and features over 90 actors, horses, sheep, mules and donkeys.
  • The show is performed outside, so dress accordingly.
  • Enjoy the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama PLUS the BBQ & Bluegrass Bash Pre-Show Dinner for just $20 more.
  • Pre-show dinner is in the Playhouse Dinner Theatre and lasts about 45 minutes.
  • Souvenir pictures are taken before the show.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the homestead.

Description

from Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama
At Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, Harold Bell Wright's epic story of love, loss, power, hardship, and the true meaning of life is immortalized. It takes over 80 actors and actresses, 40 horses, a flock of sheep, several guns and rifles, an actual burning log cabin, and a vintage 1908 DeWitt automobile to make this live-action, outdoor play the legend that it is today.

Since the first season in 1959-60, Shepherd of the Hills has entertained millions of Branson visitors. People who came to see the show as children come back to bring their own families. The cast members exhibit the loyalty and affection they have for the story itself. Several of them have been in the drama since its inception. The Shepherd of the Hills is not just another Ozarks show—it is a timeless tale of the Ozarks.

Join in on the full experience with a pre-show and dinner upgrade. Buck’s BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is the pre-dinner show for the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal while the Foggy Minded Fountain Boys play. The BBQ bash is located in the Playhouse Dinner Theatre and the pre-show lasts approximately 45 minutes. The pre-dinner show starts 2 hours before the Outdoor Drama.



Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama Reviews

Have you been to Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama? Share your knowledge and be the first to review this.

Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

Where is Shepherd of the Hills located?

The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is performed at the Thurman Old Mill Theatre on the Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead, located at 5586 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616.

How long is the Shepherd of the Hills play?

The show is approximately two hours.

Is there a pre-show dinner?

There is a pre-show dinner 2 hours before showtime for an additional $20 - included with the Buck’s BBQ & Bluegrass Bash Pre-Show Dinner ticket. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal while the Foggy Minded Fountain Boys play. The pre-show lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Will the show be called off if it rains?

The show's director makes the determination when inclement weather threatens the performance. If it becomes necessary to cancel the performance, the decision will likely be made one hour before show time. Guests with tickets can exchange those tickets for another performance or receive a full refund.

Is the drama appropriate for young children?

The show is popular with families because of the action and live animals.

Is the theater wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Thurman Old Mill Theatre has wheelchair seating. The jeep-drawn trams from the parking lot to the theater are equipped with ramps, and the drivers are trained to assist with loading and unloading wheelchairs.

How is the amplification in the theater? Will I be able to hear the actors?

Each of the actors wears a tiny wireless microphone, and the theater has a state-of-the-art sound system so you should be able to clearly hear even the smallest whisper.

Do we have to walk from our car to the outdoor theater?

Shepherd of the Hills has jeep-drawn trams that pick visitors up in the parking lots and take them directly to the theatre, so minimal walking is involved.

Is parking avaiable?

Yes, there is free parking available for all activities at the homestead. They ask for you to park at the main entrance (by the restaurant) unless you are enjoying the adventure park activities or inspiration tower. Trams are available to take customers down to the theatre and back up to the parking lot after the show.

What is Shepherd of the Hills?

Shepherd of the Hills is a family entertainment park and historic homestead centered around the legendary namesake novel, The Shepherd of the Hills, by Christian minister, Harold Bell Wright. The Historic Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is the action-packed live reenactment of this famous novel published in 1907 that tells the story of life in the rugged Ozark Mountains of Missouri in the late 1800’s.