Shepherd of the Hills is Branson's famous outdoor drama. This show features a full scale barn dance, and fun for all!
As the tour leaves Inspiration Point, you'll travel down the mountainside to the site of Old Matt's grist mill. A monument marks the spot where author Harold Bell Wright camped while compiling the notes for The Shepherd of the Hills. You'll visit Old Matt's Cabin, the original home of the book's main characters. The Old Mill Theatre was carved into this wooded setting over 45 years ago.
Rising high above the statues, Inspiration Tower also sits atop the point. Next you'll travel to pretty Inspiration Point, the second highest peak in Missouri. The gorgeous view from his campsite stretches across Mutton Hollow and into the hills of Northern Arkansas. It is very similar to the churches that Harold Bell Wright ministered in as he traveled across southern Missouri.
They are The Shepherd, Old Matt, Aunt Mollie, Sammy Lane , Young Matt, and Little Pete. There are carved statues of six of the main characters that stand on Inspiration Point. The modest log cabin stands in it's original location, and is on the National Historic Registry. The Morgan Community Church was saved from demolition and moved to Inspiration Point in 1991.
During the day, you can hop on a jeep-drawn tram for a guided tour of the homestead. You'll be able to step on stage for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the nightly performance and learn how some of the incredible special effects are achieved.