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.


Featured Attraction


Red Cloud Tourism and Commerce


Live at On the Brix
May 20, 2022

Gallivant is a Rock Band out of Omaha, NE that consists of 3 guys. Sam Hayes, Josh Craig, and Joseph

Starke Round Barn
May 27, 2022

Join us at the Historic Starke Round Barn and celebrate the past year's successes and hear about RCCF's plans for the future! This year, we would like to focus on the importance of Heritage Tourism and the need for a Recreation Trail in the community. 

throughout Red Cloud
May 27, 2022 to May 29, 2022

Join your old friends and classmates, celebrate Red Cloud's amazing past, and toast to its brilliant future! Register by April 30th for $25 ($30 after that date). Click on the form below for more details. 

Events during alumni weekend will include but will not be necessarily limited to the following: 

10am to 12noon @Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery
May 28, 2022 to May 29, 2022

See all the amazing historic photos taken by former Red Cloud business owner Sid Tobler, a number of which were part of a recent Smithsonian Exhibit at the Red Cloud Opera House. Webster County Historical Museum Director Teresa Young and National Willa Cather Center Education Director and Archivist Tracy Tucker will lead this presentation during Alumni Weekend in Red Cloud. More details coming soon.