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...

April 3, 2024

April 3, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has selected this year’s grant recipients under the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund...READ MORE...

March 21, 2024

RED CLOUD—The Red Cloud Community Fund (RCCF) is pleased to announce that Red Cloud resident Mariah Delka has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the John & Dorothy Sherwood non-traditional...READ MORE...



April 20, 2024

The penultimate event of the high school spring, this year's prom is sure to be the best one yet!

Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery
April 22, 2024 to May 12, 2024

“The sky was as full of motion and change as the desert beneath it was monotonous and still, — and there was so much sky, more than at sea, more than anywhere else in the world. The plain was there, under one’s feet, but what one saw when one looked about was that brilliant blue world of stinging air and moving cloud. ... Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky. The landscape one longed for when one was away, the thing all about one, the world one actually lived in, was the sky, the sky!”

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Live at OTB
April 27, 2024

Live music, good times, and great friends and charcuterie boards are on the menu this weekend at On the Brix! See more details below about the music:


May 11, 2024

Wish the Class of 2024 all the success in the world as the community celebrates their graduation and sends them off into the world!