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

January 6, 2020

Read about the last year and the last decade in Red Cloud, along with the usual preview of upcoming events and a feature on Kyle Klein from the Webster County Community Hospital....READ MORE...

December 20, 2019

From 10/11's Pure Nebraska

We are learning about the Red Cloud Opera House, which has seen many events through the years, and is a landmark in town.

During a trip to Red...



Opera House Art Gallery
January 13, 2020 to February 07, 2020

The Association of Nebraska Art Clubs will exhibit the artwork of its 2019-20 Conference winners at the National Willa Cather Center gallery from January 13 through February 7, 2020. The juried exhibit features a Best of Show and 24 Award of Excellence pieces in a range of media. There is no charge to view the exhibit, which will be available for viewing during NWCC's regular business hours.

5pm to 7pm
January 26, 2020

The 1st Annual Soups to Warm the Soul Cook-Off is coming soon! See the flyer in the event photo or in the discussion session below for more details and all o the awards available.

Organized by the Webster County Community Hospital

Freewill donation for soup--desserts will be available for purchase!


January 31, 2020

The grandson of country music royalty Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Whey Jennings was but a child when he took to the stage singing “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” at one of his grandparents’ concerts. That very day, young Whey fell in love with music and stole the heart of his grandfather’s audience. He has been labelled a “rough around the edges, unpolished singer with a voice as big as Texas”. While forging his own unique musical identity, he also carries on the legacy of his Grammy Award-winning grandfather Waylon Jennings.

@On the Brix
February 13, 2020

On the Brix and a guest chef are busy planning a Valentine's Day menu for their annual Wine + Dine event. Stay tuned for more details, but block out the evening of February 13th now! 

Contact On the Brix at 402-746-3120 for more information.