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Shepherd Of The Hills Outdoor Theatre

5586 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
+1 417-230-3346
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Watching American History-Ozark Style

This is one of the most iconic locations in America and am sure glad that it has been reopened... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bill z
Kansas City, Missouri
Back open and excellent

We love going to the Shepherd of the Hills play. You can tell they just changed owners and they are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrian, Missouri
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This family-owned attraction features the famous outdoor theatre where guests are transported back to the late 1800's and into the lives of the pioneers who settled this rugged area of Southwest Missouri. Based on Harold Bell Wright's bestselling book the show is now in it's 56th season in Branson. The Shepherd of the Hills is a time tested favorite for all ages. During the day there are guided jeep-drawn tours of the historic homestead, Inspiration Tower, the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider (which launches from the TOP of Inspiration Tower!) And Round-Up on the Trail Chuckwagon Dinner Show. It's a whole day of family fun at historic proportions! In November and December Old Matt's Historic Homestead is transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland. The Trail of Lights is an animated, musical drive-thru of lights, sound and motion and is open 7 nights a week. There are millions of twinkling lights and animated displays that celebrate everything from the whimsical to beautiful displays celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. There's also Christmas on the Trail Chuckwagon Dinner Show in the Pavilion Theatre. Favorite holiday carols and a delicious cowboy dinner in a rustic, cozy setting...And your ticket includes a journey through The Trail of Lights after the show. Christmas on the homestead has become a favorite holiday tradition for families. Come enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with us!
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5586 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
+1 417-230-3346
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the most iconic locations in America and am sure glad that it has been reopened. The site includes authentic buildings of the 1880-1910 era. Very well preserved and in their original locations. The play is like watching American History with a...More

Thank bill z
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going to the Shepherd of the Hills play. You can tell they just changed owners and they are in the process of updating and changing buildings. They are also adding some new attractions. I can't wait until they get their restaurant open so...More

Thank CountryMomx2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This show is a very cute and quaint production worth seeing. Very family friendly and is interactive for the whole family! The shop was a little disappointing, but I hope the new owners will take care of that.

Thank Ciera G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The employees were very very helpful, the show was fun, but I have a complaint. I have a disability and cannot climb stairs. We were dropped off at the bottom of the theater which was so helpful so that I only had to climb a...More

Thank Sheryl H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great show as always, looking forward to the new updates. Glad it's back in Branson. Highly recommend everyone to see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've had the joy of seeing this outdoor drama several times. This is one of the reasons I take my family to Branson. It's been here before all the lights and shopping and to me it's the jewel of coming to Branson. Went 7-24-17 and...More

Thank dbsooner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday evening with kids. Great seating, and wonderful show! Fabulous family experience! We will go every summer. Highly recommend. Handicap accessible.

1  Thank TherapistSandy
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We made reservations for a show in late May 2017. Drove the family from Texas to see the show. When we got to Branson we learned they never reopened for the 2017 year. They are still closed. No notification from them.

1  Thank PRGuide
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear that you had that experience. The property is now under new ownership and we would like the opportunity to make it up to you. Please call me at your convenience. 417-334-4191 Thanks, Jeff Johnson General Manager

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We have enjoyed the outdoor theater production, trail of lights, and the breathtaking views from Inspiration Tower over the years. But as with many older attractions and venues in Branson, The Shepherd Of The Hills is NOW CLOSED. As announced and confirmed by news media...More

2  Thank Janice S
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This production was amazing! The amphitheatre is nestled into the hillside, which creates a wonderful atmosphere. Everyone was super friendly and seemed to truly be one big family. They allow people to participate in an old fashioned square dance at intermission, which was great fun....More

Thank jennysrocks
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Royce R
20 July 2016|
Response from ssnaugher | Property representative |
Hi Royce R - Excellent question (the joys of an outdoor theatre :) ) Our Director stays in contact with National Weather Service, and our guests safety is always our top concern. If the show is canceled due to inclimate... More