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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Regional Airports and Driving Directions
Regional Airports and Driving Directions

Red Cloud Municipal Airport—This is a city airport that can accommodate small private planes. A courtesy car is available for your convenience. For more information, call 402-746-3297.

Central Nebraska Regional Airport—Grand Island, Nebraska (70 miles north of Red Cloud)
The airport offers Budget and Thrifty car rental services. Take South Highway 281 and continue south until arriving in Red Cloud. 

Lincoln Municipal Aiport—Lincoln, Nebraska (145 miles northeast of Red Cloud)
The Lincoln airport offers Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Alamo, and Enterprise rental car services. From Lincoln, take I-80 West to exit 312, which is US 281 South. Continue on South Highway 281 to Red Cloud. 

Eppley Airfield—Omaha, Nebraska (205 miles northeast of Red Cloud)
Eppley Airfield has Thrifty, Dollah, Hertz, Alamo, National, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Advantage for your renting convenience. To get to Red Cloud take I-80 West to Exit 312 onto South US 281; continue on South US 281 to Red Cloud.

Kearney Regional Airport--Kearney, Nebraska (75 miles north/northwest of Red Cloud)
Kearney has Thrifty Rental Car Company. To get to Red Cloud take Airport Rd south to US Hwy 30, turn east. Turn south at Keystone Road which will turn into Nebraska Hwy 10. Take Hwy 10 to Nebraska Hwy 4 and turn East. Take Hwy 4 to US Hwy 281 and turn south. 

Hays Regional Airport—Hays, Kansas (140 miles southwest of Red Cloud)
The airport offers Hertz and Enterprise rental car companies. Take TI-70 East to K 181 North, which becomes US 281 North until reaching Red Cloud. 

Manhattan Regional Airport—Manhattan, Kansas (160 miles southeast of Red Cloud)
Manhattan Regional Airport offers two rental car services: Enterprise and Hertz. Take US-24 West, then turn right and go north on K 181; this highway becomes US 281 North and will bring you to Red Cloud. 

Kansas City International Airport—Kansas City, Missouri (275 miles southeast of Red Cloud)
Kansas City International Airport offers several rental car options including: Ace, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty. Take I-70 West to US- 24 West, to K 181 North, and continue north into Red Cloud. 

Nebraska and Kansas Maps
Nebraska and Kansas Maps

Click the links for maps and more information from the Nebraska Department of Transportation and the Kansas Department of Transportation

2019 Nebraska Travel Guide
2019 Nebraska Travel Guide
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Amtrak Train
Amtrak Train


Amtrak has stops in Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, Holdrege and McCook in Nebraska. The Hastings and Holdrege locations are closest at 40 miles and 65 miles away respectively. Hastings has transportation options to get you the rest of the way to Red Cloud--Learn more

A&A Auto Rental out of Hastings will deliver rental cars to the Amtrak station at any time, day or night. Most trains arrive in Hastings in the wee hours of the morning. Reach A&A at 402-461-3161. 

The closest Kansas stops to Red Cloud are Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, and Newton. 

Greyhound Bus
Greyhound Bus

Greyhound Bus

Greyhound Bus Stops in the region include Grand Island, Aurora, Kearney, Lincoln, and Lexington in Nebraska. There are stops in Salina, Hays, and Lindsborg, KS as well. 

Lindsborg and Red Cloud would be a perfect pairing for any Heritage Tourism traveler!