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

March 1, 2021

Learn more about the Bruce Springsteen Jeep commercial, Silas Garber, the return of live and in-person events to Red Cloud, scholarships, and much more 


February 10, 2021

by the Hastings Tribune

WEBSTER COUNTY— Two people died in a head-on collision Monday in Webster County on Nebraska Highway 4 between Blue Hill and Red Cloud.

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5pm @ On the Brix
March 06, 2021

Stop in at OTB to do a little Spring shopping with Graci Ann Boutique out of Stratton, NE. You can catch them right outside our door. After shopping stop in and pick up some BBQ from MeanBone BBQ.

6am to 8pm: In-person & virtual
March 19, 2021

Join the Willa Cather Foundation Friday, March 19, 2021, at the National Willa Cather Center as we partner with the Willa Cather Archive and the Great Plains Art Museum for a day of Cranes and Cather! This year, we'll feature a cafeteria-style itinerary, with guests joining from near and far!

Downtown Red Cloud
March 20, 2021

Downtown Red Cloud will be the place to be with lots of shopping, specials, treats, seasonal coffees, drinks and more!

Participating businesses include but are not necessarily limited to:

The Corner Nook

Riverwood Bakery

On the Brix

Fat Fox's 

Dr. Melissa Homestead & Alex Ross
March 26, 2021

7pm to 830pm--VIRTUAL EVENT


Special Preview Event
The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Please join the National Willa Cather Center virtually for a highly-anticipated preview event and fundraiser!