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The Story Behind the Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills

Date: 2014-07-25 05:00:00 am

The Story Behind the Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills

 

The Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills is a tall beautiful structure that can be easily sighted from many locations all throughout the Branson area. Your visit to the Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills will give you the opportunity to see a very fantastic and exhilarating 360 degree view of the Ozark Mountain. During daytime, you can have the chance to see the beautiful horizon that goes far beyond the Arkansas region. The Inspiration Tower is such a truly amazing site that sits above the hills in the Ozarks. Inspiration Tower

The Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills that covers an area of 160 acres was constructed in 1989 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright’s famous book “Shepherd of the Hills. When you are travelling at the expressway of the Shepherd of the Hills, at any time of day you will see the top portion of the tower shrouded with foggy haze that slowly moves above the sky. The 230 feet tall Inspiration Tower will surely bring you home unforgettable and memorable experience.

The cost of the construction of the Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills amounted to $1.5 million. The foundation of the tower that holds the rebar has a weight of 34.5 tons. The tower is comprised of enormous glass materials enough to cover a third of a football field. This sturdy tower can stand against strong winds up to 224 miles an hour. The Inspiration Tower boasts two glass elevators that can go up to the tower’s highest point. The tower is open to visitors year round from 9 am to 5 pm.

One of the best features of the tower is the observation deck where you can enjoy magnificent view of beautiful natural sceneries around Branson. The ground level of the tower features a specialty shop that offers tower themed souvenirs and unique collectible items. You will also find in the area a snack shop and restrooms. If you want to ride in a fantastic zipline adventure, come up to the top of the Inspiration Tower where you can start the zipline ride with the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider.  Zipline riders will travel half a mile at a speed of 50 miles an hour. Get ready for this breathtaking zipline ride experience that will let you see panoramic view of the wooded hills around the Ozark Mountain.

The Shepherd of the Hills is not only proud of its magnificent Inspiration Tower, it also features Homestead and Outdoor Theater that attracted many local, national, and international tourists around the Ozarks region. These wonderful attractions at the Shepherd of the Hills are memorable spots that marked the birth of Ozark tourism in 1907. The novel of Harold Bell Wright gained a huge flock of tourists that contributed much to the tourism industry in the Ozarks.

If you want to be inspired with the fantastic view of the Inspiration Tower, be sure to visit this magnificent landmark at Shepherd of the Hills in Branson.

 

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