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

March 2, 2018

Story by Brent Wagner of the Lincoln Journal-Star. Photo by Ted Kirk/Lincoln-Journal Star

They look a little different this year, but this was the same Red Cloud girls basketball...READ MORE...

February 16, 2018

The February 2018 Visit Red Cloud Newsletter includes a feature on Hometown Market owner Danny Benge, My Antonia 100th Anniversary Celebrations, and much much more!...READ MORE...

February 14, 2018

by Jack Williams, NET NEWS

In a quiet room on the second floor of the Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, archivist and education director Tracy Tucker is...READ MORE...



March 23, 2018


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.   

April 20, 2018

Please Save the Date and help us celebrate! Learn more about the facility, its mission, and tour the premises. More details coming soon! 

***Please note that TVCDC opened for business on Jan. 8th. If you're interested in enrolling or learning more now, contact Director Kerra Zambrano at 402-746-5110.***