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Landmark on the Horizon

Date: 2015-05-12 05:00:00 am

Landmark on the Horizon

 

Inspiration Tower The Inspiration Tower at the Shepherd of the Hills is a magnificent structure that can easily be sighted from many locations throughout the city limits of Branson. This massive 230-foot-high building gives you the opportunity to see a fascinating and stunning 360 degree view of the Ozark Mountain. During daytime, this landmark on the horizon will let you enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Ozarks that go far beyond the Arkansas region.

This Inspiration Tower was constructed in a 160-acre area in Branson during the commemoration of the 100th anniversary in 1989 of Harold Bell Wright’s famous book “Shepherd of the Hills’’. When you travel at the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway at anytime of day you will see the top portion of the tower shrouded with a foggy haze that slowly moves above the tower. This amazing and unique edifice will surely bring you home remarkable and unforgettable experience when you try to sit on top of the highest point of the tower.  

This magnificent $1.5 million building was constructed with a foundation that utilized a bar weight of 34.5 tons. The structure of the Inspiration Tower is comprised of enormous glass materials that can cover a third of a football field. This sturdy tower was built with thick concrete walling that can stand against strong winds up to 224 miles an hour. The building features two glass elevators that can go up to the highest point of the tower’s observation deck.

The observation deck is the best feature of the Inspiration Tower where you can enjoy picturesque view of the beautiful natural sceneries around Branson. If you want to buy some souvenir items, you can find a gift shop at the ground level that offers unique collectible items and tower themed souvenirs. A snack shop can also be found in the area. While you are enjoying a great moment at the Inspiration Tower, you might want to try a thrilling ride adventure with the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider that starts at the top of the tower. This zipline ride adventure will only travel half a mile at a speed of 50 miles an hour.

If you want to enjoy other exciting activity in the area, the Outdoor Theater at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead in Branson offers live entertainment shows to local and tourists alike. The historic site of the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead is a memorable place that marked the birth of Ozark tourism in 1907. The tourism industry in the area started to flourish when the novel of Harold Bell Wright achieved popularity and gained huge readers across the country. With the great success of the novel, it helped drew a huge flock of visitors to the region that contributed much to the tourism industry in the Ozarks.

If you want to spend a fantastic vacation in the Ozarks, make sure to visit the Inspiration Tower at the Shepherd of the Hills that will allow you to see spectacular view of Branson from above.

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