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

April 18, 2018

LINCOLN--Governor Pete Ricketts held a proclamation ceremony to kick off Nebraska’s celebration of National Community Development Week, celebrated this year from April 2nd-6th.

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August 24, 2018

Read this month's letter to relive Street Car Days and 5K the Warrior Way Memories and catch a preview...READ MORE...

July 30, 2018

This month's issues includes a Street Car Days Preview, Peter Osborne from the Moonstone Bookstore & Emporium, and much much more! 




September 30, 2018

The Red Cloud Golf Club is one of the Top 9-hole golf courses in the state. Call the course manager at 402-746-2567 for more information about this event or to get a tee time. 

November 10, 2018


The Lightning Bugs will take you back to when the big bands were blowing, the dance floors were crowded and the Mills Brothers helped everyone fall in love. The Bugs use smooth vocal harmonies and tasteful instrumental styling to pay respect to such masters as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole and the Ink Spots, and they even play an occasional western tune to fill out the show.

$15 in advance / $20 day of show