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

December 1, 2018

Read the latest Red Cloud news from November, including a video slideshow from Nebraska Life magazine

Learn more about Heritage Bank Relationship Manager Adam Vetter!


November 21, 2018

November 7th, 2018

NextEra Energy Resources donates $15,000 to the Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund

RED CLOUD — The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund (RCCFF) today announced...READ MORE...

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! 




December 15, 2018

On the Brix's montly Wine & Dine series continues, this month with special musical guest Pair of Chix with a Kick

Dinner will begin at 6pm and feature Prime Rib prepared by Tom Hitchler. 

At 8pm, Pair of Chix With a Kick will perform a variety of rock and country standards.

See the flyer below for more details (including cost). You should make reservations if you want to ensure a meal--the concert is free. 

November 16, 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.

December 16, 2018

Santa Claus is coming to The Red Cloud Opera House! 5pm-7pm at the Red Cloud Opera House 

Free pictures (please bring your own camera) and Candy Canes for all!


Enter to win the drawing for 1 girl and 1 boy gift from Santa himself! Drawing will be held at 7pm that same night and you don’t have to be present to win!

Santa will be at the Opera House from 5pm-7pm.

Sponsored by the Red Cloud Chamber of Commerce



January 11, 2019

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience - Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Rave On! re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n' roll extravaganza featuring America's premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a “spitting image” of the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin' Rave On! Band, McGuigan’s incredible musicianship helps to ignite the stage and breathe new life into the music of Buddy Holly.