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 Tourism and Commerce

Community News

September 28, 2022

Learn more about Integrity Rehab, LLC, the September Month of Giving, the Hotel Garber Groundbreaking Ceremony and get to know Miles McDole!

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September 26, 2022

Click here to learn more about Red Cloud Community Fund member and South Central State Bank Loan Officer Miles...READ MORE...

August 30, 2022

Learn more about the Red Cloud Community Fund's September Month of Giving, Willa Cather Childhood Home Restoration, the latest Hotel Garber news, Street Car Days wrap-up, and all the latest...READ MORE...

 

Events

Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery
September 27, 2022 to October 15, 2022

For artist Paula Wallace, the surest remedy from the worries of the world is a trip outside. Away from the clamor and clutter of the city, the vast dome of heaven and the crisp length of horizon give a sense of scale. 

Inspired by Mary Oliver's poem Some Things the World Gave, Wallace's oil paintings are like a prayer of gratitude for the beauty of the world and the wonder of it all. 

Times in the morning early
when it rained and the long gray
buildings came forward from darkness
offering their windows for light.

@Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery
October 19, 2022 to December 17, 2022

Sarah Rowe’s solo exhibition Signal brings form to the voices of animals and celebrates our kinship. Works on paper, canvas, and wood highlight the human connection to our environment, the cosmos, and the dream realm. The works are bold and lively, yet meditative, with marks exuding a sense of urgency and quietness. Reverence for all species on earth brings us closer to our true selves. Signal is a call to action, to listen to nature, to honor the resilience of ourselves and our ancestors both human and more than human.

@The National Willa Cather Center
October 27, 2022

The Book Signing is at 10am at the Cather Center and the Virtual Author discussion is at 1pm online.

Downtown Red Cloud
October 28, 2022

The Chamber of Commerce's Annual Halloween Parade will be held Friday, October 28th. The Parade begins and ends at the City Park (corner of 3rd & Webster). More details coming soon.