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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June 28, 2018

This is heritage tourism at its finest, with lovingly restored buildings on a wide, brick road that evokes images of horse-drawn wagons and 19th century homesteaders. Some bonuses for my husband...READ MORE...

June 26, 2018

This month features the Good Living Tour, Alumni Weekend, Rural Futures Interns Trevor Harlow and Trenton Buhr, the Cather Conference, Red Cloud Wins Best Host community at BRAN 38, and much much...READ MORE...



July 20, 2018 to July 22, 2018

As a young girl, Antonia moves with her family to Black Hawk, Nebraska. Isolated and unable to speak the language, she is desperately alone- until she meets Jim, a young neighbor with a penchant for telling tall tales. The two quickly become entwined in ways neither thought possible- and decades later find themselves at the center of what may be the greatest love story never told.

Three Showtimes:

Friday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 22nd at 3:00 p.m.

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July 26, 2018 to July 28, 2018


Webster County's biggest event is always a great time for everyone in the family. Stay tuned for more details and updates or visit the Webster County Fair & Rodeo's website which has a list of events already up and running. The fair features one of the best rodeos in the state ALL 3 NIGHTS and a performance from Whiskey Bent on Saturday, Jan. 28th. 

August 03, 2018 to August 05, 2018

Red Cloud's Annual Celebration, featuring fun, food, and more for the entire family! This year's theme is "Warrior Pride" and features chldren's theatre, a parade, a 5K/Obstacle Course, beer gardens on Friday & Saturday, performances from Nine Percent and Smoky  B and the XYZ, a movie shown by the RC Cheerleaders, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Firemen's BBQ, Open Golf, Free Museum Admission, Lions Club Pancake Feed, Mud Drags, and much more! See the flyer for more information 

August 03, 2018


Friday, August 3rd at 3 p.m.

Firday, August 3rd at 7:30 p.m.


Music by David W. Simmons

Lyrics by Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and David W. Simmons