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

January 2, 2018

Red Cloud to Participate in Nebraska “Community Strengths” Project
Community Asks Residents, Visitors to Complete Short Survey Online

Red Cloud Heritage Tourism Development, the...

December 8, 2017

Read our December 2017 Newsletter and learn more about the Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund's...READ MORE...

September 29, 2017

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 2nd, 2017 issue of the New Yorker

In Webster County, Nebraska, the prairie rolls in waves, following the contours of a tableland...READ MORE...



January 20, 2018
7:30pm at the Red Cloud Opera House Auditorium

Bill Forness & One More Round, a Tribute to Johnny Cash are sweeping the country with the iconic sounds of legendary Johnny Cash. Celebrating the life and music of one of the most influential musicians of our time, Bill Forness has mastered the essence of a real Johnny Cash performance. With a deep baritone voice and a theatrical stage presence, Bill Forness & One More Round has become the most sought after Johnny Cash Tribute act anywhere!

February 03, 2018

7:30pm at the Red Cloud Opera House Auditorium

The Kellison Acoustic Duo is a fusion duo specializing in jazz, funk, rock, gospel and blues, delivering a high-energy performance that is both interesting and entertaining.

The duo consists of Lucas Kellison and Dan Beard. The full Kellison band in its short time, has already opened for The Temptations, George Clinton and Rusted Root and has many such dates lined up in the near future.

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February 09, 2018

The Red Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Celebration will be held at the Red Cloud Community Center. Social hour will begin at 5:30pm, with Dinner to follow at 6:30pm. The Farmers and Merchants Banquet gives the Chamber an opportunity to recognize exceptional and new businesses while also giving community organizations an opportunity to talk about projects. Entertainment will follow the meal and announcements. Everyone is welcome to attend. Information about how to purchase tickets, pricing, and entertainment will be coming soon. 

January 03, 2018 to February 28, 2018


Join us in the gallery for “Unique Expressions” a show by The Red Cloud Area Artist club. The title “Unique Expressions” has been selected for the show to portray the very different mediums and styles represented by this varied group of artists.