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 Heritage Tourism Development

Community News

November 7, 2019

The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund’s mission is to invest in the future of Red Cloud. Since RCCFF was created in 1995, awarding scholarships to graduating high school Seniors has been part of...READ MORE...

November 7, 2019

RED CLOUD--A couple is running a tasting room in Red Cloud, and many say the business is adding to the local quality of life.

Ana and Justin Armstrong run the tasting room called "On the...READ MORE...

November 6, 2019

RED CLOUD--Owners believe a round barn in Webster county is the largest one of its type in the world, and it was built in 1902.

This round barn was built by the Starke family, and it's...READ MORE...



November 26, 2019

The 11th Annual RC Shopping Extravaganza will be hosted from 5pm to 830pm throughout Red Cloud! There will be low-cost childcare at the Community Center from 6pm to 830pm and great deals all over town and vendors inside the Opera House Art Gallery!!!!

November 30, 2019

Stay tuned for more details about any promotions or events--but do plan to shop local on Saturday, Nov. 30th! 

Our Annual Shopping Extravaganza will remain on a Tuesday evening--Tuesday, Nov. 26th. 

November 30, 2019 to December 08, 2019

3pm to 6pm at the Webster County Historical Museum

Be sure to visit the 29th Annaul Festival of Trees Exhibit at the Webster County Historical Museum. Returning trees from last year include: Peacock Pride by Brenda Knehans, Letters from Santa by Heritage Care Center, Victorian Christmas by Susan Bell, and Celebrating Our Heritage by Prairie Friends. 


December 06, 2019

The Murder Mystery Company: The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres)