Welcome to America’s Most Famous Small Town

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

October 30, 2018

Get to Know Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund Chair Dennis Hansen and learn about all the exciting events and news from Red Cloud! 


October 30, 2018

Written by Step Up To Quality/Nebraska Department of Education 

When The Valley Child Development Center opened in January 2018, it was the culmination of years of...READ MORE...

September 28, 2018

Hardened & Temepered Play the RC Opera House; Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund Enters Final Phase of Its Legacy Endowment Campaign; RC Schools Celebrate Homecoming Week and Much Much More...READ MORE...



November 20, 2018

The Red Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Shopping Extravaganza will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20th. 

See the flyer below for details or contact Stacy Rasser or Bridget Daehling at the Gary Thompson Agency!

November 16, 2018 to December 28, 2018

Using a variety of media, five artists weave a tapestry of Nebraska Rural Living – one that hearkens back to the land and people that so inspired Willa Cather’s work. Photography, oils, pastels and sculpture are but a few of the media that make up this inspiring exhibit. The Nebraska Rural Living Art Show begins Nov. 2 and runs through Dec. 28. The Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cover photo, "Prairie Glass," by Beth Cole.

November 24, 2018

The Red Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce along with Heritage Tourism Development encourage holiday shoppers to Shop Local and participate in the national Small Business Saturday event going on on Nov. 24th. 

Since the Holiday Galleria and String Beans will be happening on Nov. 17th and since the RC Shopping Extravaganza will be held Nov. 20th, there will be no formal event on the 24th though local businesses will be open and many will have great deals for the Holidays! Shop local and keep your downtown thriving! 

December 01, 2018 to December 09, 2018

Webster County Historical Museum

The Webster County Museum's Annual Festival of Trees will occur every day from Dec. 1st through Dec. 9th from 3pm to 6pm. Contact Teresa Young for more details or to learn more!