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.

 
 

Featured Attraction

 

Red Cloud Heritage Tourism Development

Community News

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...

September 29, 2017

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 2nd, 2017 issue of the New Yorker

In Webster County, Nebraska, the prairie rolls in waves, following the contours of a tableland...READ MORE...

 

Events

March 10, 2018

RED CLOUD OPERA HOUSE, 4PM--FREE EVENT 

Lone Chimney's latest film, Home on the Range, has attracted both well-known actors and accomplished musicians. Featured in the film are the talents of Rance Howard, Buck Taylor, Darby Hinton, Skip Gorman, Mitch Holthus, Mark Mannette and many others, including several local actors. Musicians contributing to the project include the legendary rock band Kansas, Michael Martin Murphey, Jed Marum, the Sons of the Pioneers and many more.

March 23, 2018

RED CLOUD OPERA HOUSE, 7:30PM

April 27, 2018

7:30PM at the RED CLOUD OPERA HOUSE

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.   

January 03, 2018 to February 28, 2018

RED CLOUD OPERA HOUSE ART GALLERY

Join us in the gallery for “Unique Expressions” a show by The Red Cloud Area Artist club. The title “Unique Expressions” has been selected for the show to portray the very different mediums and styles represented by this varied group of artists.