Vigilante Extreme ZipRider®
Inspiration Tower
Shepherd of the Hills
Branson, Missouri

For information on hours/days of operation and pricing please call The Shepherd of the Hills (417) 334-4191 or TOLL FREE: 1-800-653-6288 Or visit their website at

Vigilante Extreme ZipRider®Stats:

  • Length: 2370 feet long
  • Vertical Drop: 370 feet
  • Average Percent Grade: 16%
  • Top Speed: 50 miles per hour
  • Cables: Four, side by side

The Vigilante Extreme ZipRider at the Shepherd of the Hills (Branson, MO) opened to the public June 26th, 2010. This is the first ZipRider to launch from a pre-existing tower and offers a thrilling and unique experience found nowhere else but at the Shepherd of the Hills.

The experience begins with a ride up one of the two glass elevators to the climate controlled, indoor observation deck atop the Inspiration Tower. The Inspiration Tower is the premiere sightseeing structure in Branson to view the gorgeous Ozark Mountains and on a clear day, visitors can see over 90 miles into Arkansas!

The Vigilante Extreme ZipRider launches from the open-air observation deck (located beneath the indoor observation deck). When the gates open atop the Inspiration Tower riders experience a scenic rush found nowhere else in the Branson area! Customers fly a ½ mile across the historic 160 acre homestead at 50 mph! Action Sightseeing! Once riders have exited the landing platform they are transported back to the Inspiration Tower.

Where does the name come from?
The name pays homage to the unique heritage of the Shepherd of the Hills. The Baldknobbers were a group of vigilantes that were infamous in the Ozark Mountains in the late 1800’s and play an important role in The Shepherd of the Hills story.
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