HTML marquee Tag Celebrate 150 Years of Red Cloud! * RC Warrior Run on Aug. 6th * Parade on Aug. 7th * Missoula Children's Theatre Aug. 6-7 * Hotbox Revival Band Aug. 7th * Fly-in Pancake Breakfast Aug. 8th

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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Community News

June 4, 2021

Red Cloud Community Fund welcomes Cheyenne Knehans and Jocelyn Shipman home for the summer

The Red Cloud Community Fund (RCCF) welcomes Cheyenne Knehans and Jocelyn...READ MORE...

May 27, 2021

Learn more about Alumni Weekend, the Spring Cather Conference, Carson McCleary winning gold, Cheyenne Knehans & Jocelyn Shipman being selected as Hometown Interns, and much more. ...READ MORE...

May 21, 2021

OMAHA — It’s been a long time since a Red Cloud boys athlete has claimed a gold medal, but that’s exactly what Carson McCleary did on Thursday.

On the final day of the Class D state...



Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery
May 01, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Memories in Shadow and Light showcases the work of Chicago-based artist Karen Vierneisel. In this exhibition, Vierneisel explores the themes and settings of Cather's novels and the places she knew during her lifetime.

sponsored by the National Willa Cather Center
June 24, 2021

Spend an evening with Nebraska author Chris Harding Thornton as she reads from her debut novel, Pickard County Atlas. Mentioned as a new and noteworthy publication in the New York Times, Harding Thornton's 1970s noir novel makes a great summer read and book club selection. Register for the event here

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7th & Jefferson
June 26, 2021

Last year's event was a huge success and will be back and even better in 2021! See the flyer below for more details!!!!




Red Cloud Country Club
July 10, 2021 to July 11, 2021

This event is by invitation only and has an entry deadline. Contact Ryan Zimmerman at 402-767-0030 for more information 

"Red Cloud Golf Club is a spunky, hilly layout situated just east of town. Its fairways and greens are in good shape and the rough has been left native, making it tough to negotiate. The course features large raised greens with three to four foot drop-offs on all sides. If you can hit and hold the greens, you should fare well.