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Shepherd Of The Hills Outdoor Theatre

5586 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616
+1 417-334-4191
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We made reservations for a show in late May 2017. Drove the family from Texas to see the show. When... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
End Of An Era

We have enjoyed the outdoor theater production, trail of lights, and the breathtaking views from... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Janice S
Springfield, 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
+1 417-334-4191
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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
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
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The tower sits atop of the hill at shepherd of the hills outdoor theater. You ride a glass elevator ten stories up then you get to walk around the entire glass tower. It is nice if you have not seen Branson the way it used...More

Thank levitad
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We love holiday lights and have gone to see countless displays. This one is really sad. I would suggest you carefully look at the pictures and understand the entire thing is 80-85% animatronics that are tired and ugly. It may appeal to you but we...More

Thank schnedavid
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Christmas Eve dinner show was quite enjoyable. The food was okay (not great), the 8-piece band very enjoyable, and the service very good. Going through the Trail of Lights was crowded and slow, but a nice tour on Christmas Eve.

Thank David S
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This was quite possibly the lowest low point of any Christmas experience that any of our party had ever been exposed to. We were mislead by reviews online that spoke of "mystical and exotic Christmas lights of wonder" or numerous excerpts of supposed authentic reviews...More

2  Thank chasebowers
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Decided to take the family after hearing an advertisement on the radio $25 for a carload Trail of Lights and Tower. I called and verified it with Shepherd of the hills reservation line before going. Got up to ticket booth 12/20 and lady said it...More

Thank Traci M
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Our first experience with the Shepherd Of The Hills Trail Of Lights display was in 2013. Our kids, ages 5 and 3 at the time, LOVED it, and so did we! While preparing for our vacation this time around though, I was hesitant based on...More

Thank Stanjenel
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We boarded a bus at our nearby resort and for $9 per person were taken on the 2.5 mile drive through tour of the 66+ acres of the SOH grounds plus at the end were able to take in the wonderful observation tower at night....More

Thank Jim M
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Royce R
20 July 2016|
Response from MomTo3Miracles | 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