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

October 7, 2019

Learn more about Marissa Petsch, Homecoming 2019, a large grant received by the Willa Cather Foundation for restoration of the Childhood Home, Barnfest 2019 and Ladies Weekend highlights and more...READ MORE...

September 27, 2019

With intent to preserve a National Historic Landmark and a major tourist destination, the National Willa Cather Center announced today a $415,000 federal Save America’s Treasures Grant. The award...READ MORE...



October 26, 2019

Sheila Greenland Band - Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

October 25, 2019

The Chamber's Annual Children's Halloween Parade will start at 3pm at Norder's Ag Supply/Red Cloud City Park. 

November 08, 2019

Offutt Brass - Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. (FREE concert)

Offutt Brass, the premiere ensemble of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, is stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion, Offutt Brass showcases the Air Force's excellence and precision in every performance with a diverse repertoire that features classical selections, patriotic favorites, jazz and popular music, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.



November 09, 2019

Giebler is the granddaughter of longtime Red Cloud resident and educator Ed Giebler. She made it to Hollywood during the latest season of American Idol as well! 

More details coming soon!