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

Catch up on the latest news with Heritage Tourism and the RC Community. This month's newsletter includes:

Red Cloud is a Showcase Community*  The Valley Child Development Center Grand...READ MORE...

April 18, 2018

The Good Living Tour returns in 2018, bringing the beloved summer concert series to four Greater Nebraska communities in an effort to celebrate the unique livelihood Nebraska has to offer....READ MORE...

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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April 20, 2018

The Valley Child Development Center invites you to Tour & Celebrate at our Grand Opening!

Friday, April 20th at The Valley Child Development Center, located at 500 W. "A" Avenue, starting at 3pm.


3pm to 4pm: Remarks from TVCDC leadership and strategic partners 

4pm to 5pm: Refreshments and tours of the child development center

5pm to 7pm: Informal reception at On the Brix, located at 437 N. Webster St. 

April 27, 2018


It has been a busy year for Lucas Hoge, he as named by Rolling Stone as a new Country Artist to watch, he had a song go to #1 on the CMT 12 Pack for an unprecedented 7 week, his album debut on Billboard at #1 for Country Album Sales and at #5 for Country Album, and he made his Grand Old Opry debut in November. It’s been a long journey to the Opry stage begining in Hubbell, Nebraska, a small town of only 44 people about an hour east of Red Cloud.   

May 25, 2018

Celebrate all of the great things happening in Red Cloud and hear more about the future plans of Heritage Tourism Development, the Valley Child Development Center, and much more at the annual RCCFF Community Banquet & Silent Auction. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE. 

Social hour will start at 5:30pm at On the Brix. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm in the Red Cloud Opera House. Dinner is free thanks to our sponsors, the Gary Thompson Agency, Brad Wulf/DeKalb Seed, and Heritage Bank. 

May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018

Spend the weekend getting reacquainted with Red Cloud! Kick things off with the RCCFF Community Banquet & Silent Auction on Friday evening, go for a run in the morning, play some putt--putt, visit the County museum and the National Willa Cather Center, see the new Valley Child Development Cnter, eat at the Starke Round Barn, and attend the Alumni Banquet and see the 2008, 1998, 1993, 1978, 1968, and 1958 classes honored.