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 24, 2018

By Ashia Aubrey of NTV News

RED CLOUD, Neb. — The Valley Child Development Center serves kids from six weeks to 12-years-old.

There are a little over 1,000...

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.

“During...



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. 


May 26, 2018

The 64th Annual Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 26th starting at 5pm in the Red Cloud Community Center. 

5pm: Registration and Cash Bar
6:30pm: Dinner and Honoring of Classes (2008, 1998, 1993, 1978, 1968, and 1958). 
8pm: Vocalist and Social Time 
Look for registration information soon
May 31, 2018

5:30pm to 7pm at the Red Cloud Opera House Auditorium and part of the 63rd Annual Spring Willa Cather Conference