Welcome to Historic Red Cloud: Great Stories Grow Here!

Set amidst brick-lined streets, charming homes, historic buildings, and the immense beauty of the prairie, Red Cloud offers a glimpse into a storied American past while maintaining a progressive vision for the future. Willa Cather’s prairie novels introduced the world to the community and have left indelible impressions in the minds of her readers. Yet rich literary history is only one part of this unique town’s present-day draw. Your off-the-beaten path adventure will let you explore a rural lifestyle while also immersing yourself in arts, culture, history, and recreational pursuits.


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Red Cloud Heritage Tourism Development

Community News

May 21, 2019

Learn about the Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund's Annual Banquet and Color Run, the 65th Annual RCHS Alumni Banquet, the 64th Annual Spring Willa Cather Conference, and much more! See the...READ MORE...

May 20, 2019

Nebraskans with an interest in the life and times of Willa Cather can get a tour of the famous author's childhood home.

Willa Cather is Nebraska's Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She lived...

May 8, 2019

RED CLOUD — Author Willa Cather’s relationship to the theater throughout and beyond her life will be a focus of exploration here May 30 through June 1 at the 64th annual Willa Cather Spring...READ MORE...



May 24, 2019 to May 26, 2019

For a registration form and more details, check out this link: Red Cloud Alumni Weekend Mailer




April 04, 2019 to May 25, 2019

Stereotypes of Native American peoples are ubiquitous and familiar. The exhibition Savages and Princess: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes brings together thirteen contemporary Native American visual artists who reclaim their right to represent their identities as Native Americans. Whether using humor, subtlety, or irony, the telling is always fiercely honest and dead-on. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary, and mass culture forms.

May 24, 2019

The Red Cloud Community Foundaton Fund's Annual Community Banquet will be held on Friday, May 24th. This year, State Senator Adam Morfeld will give the keynote speech.


May 25, 2019

The annual alumni banquet hosted by the Red Cloud High School Alumni Association will take place on Saturday, May 25th at the Community Center. More details coming soon!