Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower Branson, MO

5586 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd.Branson, MO 65616
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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

  • 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.
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Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower is located at 5586 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd.Branson, MO 65616
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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.