National Willa Cather Center

425 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Since 1955, the Willa Cather Foundation has promoted Willa Cather's legacy through education, preservation, and the arts. It also preserves and maintains historic sites, landscapes, and artifacts related to the author's family and writings. Opened in 2017, the National Willa Cather Center has a bookstore, exhibit, archives, and gallery. The Foundation also maintains the Red Cloud Opera House and Willa Cather Memorial Prairie—612 acres on the Nebraska-Kansas border—that preserves some of the original and untilled land of Cather’s childhood that inspired her writing. Daily guided tours of historic sites and guided scenic Town and Country tours.

  • Tour Cather-related historic sites
  • See the American Bittersweet exhibit
  • Shop our bookstore
  • Take a guided Town or Country Tour 
  • Visit the Cather Prairie—hike, picnic, stargaze, catch a sunset
  • Experience an Opera House performance
  • Stay at the Cather Second Home Guest House
  • Attend our Spring Conference
  • Group & bus tours (with notice)
Closed on major holidays.

Facility Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Tours Available
  • Event Coordinator on Site
  • Indoor Event Space
  • Largest Meeting Space (Sq Feet)
  • Stage
Group Amenities
  • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
  • Group Friendly
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group Reservation Required
  • Meeting Spaces
Parking Amenities
  • Bus / Motorcoach Parking
  • Free Parking
General Amenities
  • Family Friendly
  • ADA Compliant
  • Willa Cather Childhood Home Tour (adult): $10.00
  • Childhood Home Tour (K-12): $5.00
  • Guided Country Tour (adult): $50.00
  • Guided Country Tour (K-12): $20.00
  • All Children/All Tours (5 & under): $0.00
  • Guided Town Tour (K-12): $10.00
  • Guided Prairie Tour (adult): $20.00
  • Guided Prairie Tour (K-12): $10.00
  • Guided Town Tour (adult): $25.00
  • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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