Webster County is under a Directed Health Measure until at least May 12th * The RCHS Alumni Banquet has been cancelled * Red Cloud Community Schools will be closed until further notice. School buildings are closed to the public and to students through May 31st *City of Red Cloud offices are closed to the public and the Community Center is closed as well until at least May 12th * The National Willa Cather Center is closed and all educational and Opera House programming has been canceled or postponed through the end of May * On the Brix Tasting Room reopened on March 27th but will have limited service options * Webster County Offices will have limited access and the courthouse building will be locked * The Village of Guide Rock offices will be closed to the public indefinitely * Starke Round Barn is closed indefinitely for tours and to drive-by/drop-in visitors * Webster County Community Hospital's ER entrance is locked--please use the main entrance * Webster County Historical Museum is closed indefinitely * The Palace Lounge & Steakhouse will be closed through April 3rd * The Auld Public Library is closed until further notice * Village Pharmacy is open but only doing delivery and curbside pickup


The South Heartland District Health Department area (Webster, Nuckolls, Clay, and Adams Counties in Nebraska) has reported at least 6 positive cases of COVID-19, 3 of which are believed to be community spread. This means that Webster County is under a directed health measure until at least May 12th. A directed health measure means restaurants and bars can only do takeout, curbside or delivery and that there is now an enforceable order limiting gatherings to 10 people or less. As of 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 1st Nebraska has 214 cases and 5 deaths. Kansas has 482 cases and 10 deaths. Kansas is also under a stay at home directive while 41 counties in Nebraska (including Webster) are under a directed health measure. Travel to Red Cloud for anything other than work is not recommended at this time. We will update this page daily.

Due to heightened concerns surrounding COVID-19, the City of Red Cloud is taking precautions to best protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community. Effective immediately, the City Hall and the Community Center will be closed through at least April 7th.

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If you dream of escaping the urban crush for the serenity of a small town, then Red Cloud is the perfect destination to spend a quiet weekend. Red Cloud—population 1,020—is located in the heart of south-central Nebraska, approximately 7 miles north of the Nebraska-Kansas border. With its quaint lodging options, rich history, regular cultural programs, historic attractions, and recreational activities, there is never a shortage of fun and worthwhile things to do while visiting the community. For more information about visiting Red Cloud, contact Jarrod McCartney at the Red Cloud Heritage Tourism Office by calling 402-746-2653 or e-mailing at
Red Cloud has gained a reputation amongst literary enthusiasts for being the most famous small town in America. We would love the chance for you to experience Red Cloud and understand what keeps so many people from all over the world coming back to visit. 
We want your visit with us to be special. Spend a weekend in Red Cloud and experience life in rural America. From hiking trails on the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie, to one of the top 9-hole golf courses in the state, to top notch hunting and fishing opportunities, we have something for everyone. With some of the best B&Bs in Nebraska, you can also just stay put and luxuriate or relax before dining or sampling the nightlife.

During the first weekend of August, the entire family can enjoy food, arts, crafts, and live music during our annual Street Car Days celebration. Opportunities for yoga, bicycling, floating down the river, and many more activities are available. Contact the Red Cloud Chamber of Commerce at 402-746-3238 for more information about local events. 

Several sites of interest--from the historical to recreation--exist in the county as well. Check out the Webster County page or visit the Webster County Historical Museum for more information.