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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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 12, 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 17, 2018

Join us for a day of shopping at the annual holiday galleria! Shop crafts, toys, boutique clothing, holiday decor, gifts of all kinds and more! Enjoy coffees and smoothies all day long! Lunch served on location by Fat Foxs!

November 17, 2018

Family-friendly, youth-centered entertainment is on tap when The String Beans visit the Red Cloud Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. The Lincoln-based group will perform a variety of original songs about all the things kids love: animals, cartoons, food, sports and more. The hilarity and spontaneity of the String Beans is designed to get audiences singing and dancing to the music. There is no charge for this event, which is sponsored by the Republican Valley Arts Council, the Red Cloud Chamber of Commerce and the Red Cloud Women’s Chamber of Commerce.