During the day, you can hop on a jeep-drawn tram for a guided tour of the homestead. You'll visit Old Matt's Cabin, the original home of the book's main characters. The modest log cabin stands in it's original location, and is on the National Historic Registry.
Inspiration Point Inspiration Point, the second highest peak in Missouri . A monument marks the spot where author Harold Bell Wright camped while compiling the notes for The Shepherd of the Hills. The gorgeous view from his campsite stretches across Mutton Hollow and into the hills of Northern Arkansas. There are carved statues of six of the main characters that stand on Inspiration Point. They are The Shepherd, Old Matt & Aunt Mollie, Sammy Lane , Young Matt, and Little Pete. Rising high above the statues, Inspiration Tower also sits atop the point. In 1989 Inspiration Tower was built on the site where Harold Bell Wright had spent his summers looking out over Mutton Hollow. The 230-foot height of the tower is the maximum that could be achieved by utilizing pre-cast construction. Enjoy the expansive birds-eye view of the Ozarks all the way into Arkansas from the observation deck of Inspiration Tower.
As the tour leaves Inspiration Point, you'll travel down the mountainside to the site of Old Matt's grist mill. The Old Mill Theatre was carved into this wooded setting over 45 years ago. You'll be able to step on the stage of the popular Branson show for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the nightly performance and learn how some of the amazing special effects are achieved. The homestead tour just wouldn't be complete without a visit to Jenning's Still for an authentic look at the lost art of making moonshine!