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 12, 2023

by Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine

Great Plains novelist Willa Cather grew up in Red Cloud, and this year the small Nebraska town is celebrating the 150th anniversary of her...READ MORE...

August 31, 2023

Catch up on all the latest Red Cloud news in the August 2023 newsletter! Learn more about the September Month of Giving, Street Car Days, and more!




9am @Red Cloud Country Club
September 23, 2023

Get a group of friends together and golf one of the best public golf courses in the rural part of the state! For more details about this event and other information about the Red Cloud Country Club, please call 402-767-0059 or golfredcloud@gpcom.net

Check out the Red Cloud Golf Course page or follow them on Facebook for more information.

throughout southern Nebraska
October 06, 2023 to October 08, 2023

Have an adventure and find great deals along Nebraska's southern border. The trails goes from Haigler near the borders with Colorado and Kansas to Brownville, just shy of Missouri and Iowa. Call Bobbie or Judy (see below) to sign up if you want to be a vendor. 

730pm @Red Cloud Opera House Auditorium
October 06, 2023


Tap your foot and sing along to some of the most iconic country music of the 20th century! Join us for a special performance by Nebraska's own, Melinda Ferree, and her homage to one of America's loved and influential female vocalists, Patsy Cline! With well remembered hits such as: "Crazy", "Walking After Midnight", and "Sweet Dreams", this night will be one to remember!