Inspiration Tower is Branson Missouri's "landmark on the horizon" consisting of a massive 230' tall structure located on 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 Ozark Mountain area. The tower 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! Two glass elevators transport visitors to the spacious, enclosed observation deck. You can also walk a few steps down to the open-air deck. The panoramic views available from both decks are absolutely phenomenal, in any season. On a clear day, you can see over 90 miles including sights of the Boston Mountain in Arkansas. There's also a specialty gift shop, snack bar and restrooms on the ground level.
For the most breath-taking view of the Ozarks be sure to visit the Shepherd Of The Hills Inspiration Tower while you are visiting Branson!