The famous Shepherd of the Hills is one of the most visited Branson attractions which its name derived from a book written by Harold Bell Wright. The book “Shepherd of the Hills” described the lives of the people in the Ozarks region and it became the most widely read publication in Missouri. The interesting story in the book about the folks that once lived in the Ozarks continues to inspire people to this day where readers can have the opportunity to learn the history, people’s traditions, and the legend of the Shepherd of the Hills.
Today, the Shepherd of the Hills is hosting many special events in Branson. Some of these events feature educational activities and exciting adventures that await visitors who want to enjoy a unique entertainment in the Ozarks. Some of the popular attractions that you will enjoy at the Shepherd of the Hills include the Outdoor Drama, Homestead Tour, spectacular Inspiration Tower, and Horseback Trail Rides.
The Outdoor Drama at the Shepherd of the Hills is one of the most popular Branson attractions that is held from May to October. The drama is a reenactment of the story in the book and portrays the life of the people in the Ozark region. Outdoor Drama tells the story of Old Matt, a giant mountain man with sad memories; Sammy Lane, a beautiful backwoods girl with mind of a lady but with a spirit of a rebel; and about many other folks in the hills. The people in the Ozarks are deeply interconnected with the past as well as the life of Dad Howitt.
The Homestead Tour at the Shepherd of the Hills is another popular Branson attraction that offers a very exciting tour giving visitors the opportunity to hop on a jeep-drawn tram for a guided tour in the homestead. The tour visits the original home of main characters in the book called Old Matt’s Cabin. The home is still in its original location made of log cabin. During the tour, the visitors also visit the Inspiration Point, a monument that marks the spot where the author of the book, Harold Bell Wright camped while compiling the notes for his novel.
The Inspiration Tower is another interesting attraction to visit at the Shepherd of the Hills. The magnificent tower can be viewed from many locations in Branson. If you are on top of the tower, you will get to see a picturesque view of the Ozark Mountain. The majestic tower was constructed in 1989 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the famous book “Shepherd of the Hills.” Another fascinating attraction to spend the day at the Shepherd of the Hills is the Horseback Trail Rides. This attraction offers an exciting 30-minute horseback ride that will take you through the historic homestead and the majestic Ozark Hills.
So, if you want to know the story of the famous Shepherd of the Hills, join the historic Homestead Tour and visit some popular Branson attractions.
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