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Willa Cather State Historic Site

  • Location: Red Cloud, NE

The Willa Cather State Historic Site boasts the largest number of nationally-designated historic sites dedicated to an author in the country. Consisting of Willa Cather’s childhood home and the beautifully restored 1885 Red Cloud Opera House, the Historic Site tells the story of Willa Cather and her deep connection with the State of Nebraska. Her childhood home has been dedicated a National Historic Landmark. The Red Cloud Opera House, one of Cather's favorite places, also houses a bookstore, an art gallery, and a functioning performance stage.

Willa Cather Historic Site. Public Domain.

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Free tour of the Red Cloud Opera House. $2 off a 3- or 7-building tour.

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