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Vigilante Extreme ZipRider® is Extreme Family Fun
The Vigilante Extreme ZipRider® will remain open to the public
during the Super Summer Cruise car show!
Open Valentine's Day through New Year's Eve
Seeking a unique view of the Ozark mountains or just a thrilling family attraction to enjoy during your visit to Branson, Missouri? If so, you've gotta make the Vigilante Extreme ZipRider® a definite item on your family itinerary.
Why is it so exciting? We think that "170 feet high, 1/2 mile long and 50 mph" sums it up very nicely. Additionally, this thrilling ride is so simple to operate that it is fun for the whole family.
Open Year Round 9AM to 5PM
Inspiration Tower is Branson's "landmark on the horizon" -- a massive 230' tall structure located Inspiration Toweron Inspiration Point in The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Constructed and erected in 1989, the Tower's opening celebrated the 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright's first visit to the area. It weighs 3 million pounds, cost approximately $1.5 million to build, contains over 92,000 pounds of structural steel, and can withstand a constant wind of 172 mph or gusts of up to 224 mph! A convoy of 43 concrete trucks filled the Tower foundation, which contains five miles' worth of rebar weighing 34.5 tons. The Tower also contains over 4,400 square feet of glass - enough to cover a third of a football field!
Two glass elevators transport visitors to the spacious, enclosed observation deck. The panoramic views are absolutely phenomenal, in any season. On a clear day, you can see over 90 miles. There's also a specialty gift shop, snack bar and restrooms on the ground level.
During November and December, Inspiration Tower is transformed into the Ozarks' largest Christmas tree for the Trail of Lights! The Tower is open year-round.
"One of our favorite activities in Branson was visitng Inspiration Tower. I almost skipped it because I don't like heights, but I'm so glad the rest of my group talked me into it. The view was spectacular, and the height didn't bother me at all... Next time I want to be sure to enjoy the sunset from the top!"
Anna J. - Columbia, MO
Shepherd’s Super Summer Cruise Car Show August 7-9, 2014
The Shepherd of the Hills is gearing up to host the wildly popular Shepherd’s Super Summer Cruise Car Show August 7-9, 2014. The show features over 600 beautiful street rods, hot rods and classic cars.