Experience Shepherd of the Hills in Branson

At Branson’s Historic Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, there’s no limit to fun. See what family adventures lie ahead!

Man traveling on zipline through a forest of trees in Branson.

Shepherd of the Hills Homestead has been a favorite of Branson visitors for decades. The Ozark Mountains caught the interest of the nation in 1907 when Harold Bell Wright’s novel, The Shepherd of the Hills, was published.

Wright’s characters in the novel are based on people he met during his visit to the Ozark Mountains in the late 1800’s, and the places he describes are on or surrounding the Shepherd of the Hills property of today. While visiting, you can take a Historic Farm Tour and experience the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, which bring Wright’s timeless tale to life.

Man on horse holding a large American flag and performing in an outdoor drama in Branson.

In addition to the classic outdoor drama, take in additional shows like WhoDunnit Hoedown - A Murder Mystery, Comedian & Ventriloquist Jim Barber or a Shepherd’s Christmas Carol and more on select dates.

Man and woman about to kiss in a Branson live show.

You don’t want to miss the panoramic views from Inspiration Tower, the highest point in southwest Missouri. After enjoying the vistas, ride back down the elevator or hop on the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider to explore more of the property.

A group of friends riding ziplines off a tall tower in Branson.

The Adventure Park, the newest addition to the Shepherd of the Hills, is full of a variety of exciting activities for all ages. Due to their adventure park installment, Shepherd of the Hills was recently voted USA Today’s Best Aerial Adventure Park in America! For an adrenaline rush, take a Zipline Canopy Tour. Those who want just a little adventure can take a shorter canopy tour that requires little hiking and no stair-climbing—great for the whole family!

Man riding on outdoor zipline at an adventure park in Branson.

Explore the 3-story outdoor Ropes Course for a unique and active adventure. There’s even a Little Tykes Course for those under 48 inches tall! The littlest ones in your group might also like Lil Pete’s Playland with its timed American Ninja Warrior Course, treehouses, putt-putt golf, petting zoo, gem sifting and more.

Woman climbing through outdoor ropes course in Branson.

Enjoy a family-style meal in the new Shepherd’s Mill Restaurant or satisfy your sweet tooth at Sammy Lane’s Sweets N’ Treats shop.

Mom and son eating ice cream in Branson.

Shepherd of the Hills transforms to a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Catch Santa at the North Pole Adventure and drive through a large display of Christmas lights winding throughout the entire 160-acre Homestead in the Trail of Lights.

Long trail of Christmas lights in Branson.

Explore Shepherd of the Hills at 5586 State Hwy 376 Branson, MO 65616. 

Ready for an adventure? Start planning your trip to Branson.

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