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

July 24, 2019

Visit Red Cloud and immerse yourself in the settings and landscapes that inspired so much of Cather's writing. Late summer is a perfect time of the year...READ MORE...

July 2, 2019

by Jarad Johnson

Big businesses start small and last week, they started at the Biz Kidz camp in Red Cloud.

The 10–13 year old kids learned about becoming...

July 2, 2019

by Dave Bergmeier of the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently released 2017 Census of Agriculture provides a window into the High Plains region....READ MORE...



August 31, 2019

See Josh Hoyer peform at On the Brix! Hoyer will perform on Saturday, August 31st! 

Tickets will be $15, but only $12 for OTB Wine Club Members. 

More details on how to purchase coming soon! 

Hoyer was a contestant on The Voice. Watch this dazzling rendition of "Oh, Girl" by the Chi-Lites:


September 21, 2019

More details coming soon, but plan on a fun day of music, arts, and food at the Starke Round Barn on Sept. 21st! 

There will be food vendors from throughout the region, live music from local artists, and art on display. Children are more than welcome to attend!

Plan to spend this "Ladies Weekend" in Red Cloud with specials and events at On the Brix Tasting Room, the National Willa Cather Center and other downtown businesses on Sept. 20th & 21st as well as a theatrical production at the Red Cloud Opera House on Sept. 22nd! 


August 09, 2019 to September 30, 2019

The National Willa Cather Center welcomes photographer Richard Dickson of the United Kingdom as artist in residence from July 2 to August 12, 2019. Throughout his stay in Red Cloud, Dickson will create a body of photographic artwork pertaining to the Cather sites and the scenic landscapes in Webster County. The new work created as a result of this residency will be shown in a gallery exhibit titled Beauty in the Ordinary.


August 9 to September 30, 2019


Friday, August 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

August 29, 2019

9am at the Red Cloud Golf Club. Invitation Only. See the flyer below for more details

The Red Cloud Golf Course is one of the best 9-hole golf courses in the state!

Former PGA professional Harry Obitz helped design the course!