Red Cloud offers a wide array of attractions – from the great outdoors to significant historical and cultural assets including the 40+ sites associated with author Willa Cather. Check out some of the highlights below or contact Heritage Tourism Development Director Jarrod McCartney or Willa Cather Foundation Director of Education & Engagement Rachel Olsen at 402-746-2653 for more information.

For information about some of the counties underdeveloped and presently inaccessible sites, visit the Heritage Tourism page or call Teresa Young at the Webster County Historical Museum at 402-746-2444. 

The Childhood Home, the treasure of our restored buildings, contains many family artifacts including furniture, canned goods, prints and artwork, and family photographs and books. Grandma Boak's room is exactly...Read more

In partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Willa Cather Foundation offers guided educational tours of Willa Cather's childhood home and other historic buildings related to her life and...Read more

The Willa Cather Memorial Prairie is a botanical treasure consisting of 612 acres of never-been-plowed native prairie. The Willa Cather Foundation is working to return this land to its 19th century...Read more

The Red Cloud Post Office is home to three mural panels commissioned as WPA projects. Archie Musick, who studied under Thomas Hart Benton and Boardman Robinson, is the artist who...Read more