Omaha to Red Cloud Bus Tour


Willa Cather Foundation
413 North Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
United States

Join us for a day in Red Cloud, the land that inspired Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather! On this one-day bus trip, you will be able to experience the beautiful “Divide” and tour Cather’s childhood home, as well as other historic buildings related to her life and writing. The cost is $100.00* which includes motor coach fare, lunch, guided tours, and refreshments. It is important to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walking.

7:00 AM   Meet at Canfield’s parking lot, 8457 West Center Road, Omaha
7:15 AM   Leave for Lincoln
8:15 AM   Pick up Lincoln guests at Shoemakers, I-80 Exit #395 (East side of Shell gas station)
10:30 AM Arrive on “The Divide” and visit the Pavelka Farm (weather permitting)
11:45 AM Lunch in the Red Cloud Opera House
12:30 PM Watch introductory video
1:00 PM   Tours of Cather historic sites

  • Cather’s Childhood Home
  • Garber Bank of A Lost Lady
  • Harling House of My Ántonia
  • Burlington Depot
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • St. Juliana Catholic Church
  • Cather Second Home Guest House

3:45 PM   View special archival pieces and browse the bookstore/art gallery
5:00 PM   Dinner at The Palace
6:15 PM   Depart Red Cloud
8:30 PM   Arrive in Lincoln
9:30 PM   Arrive in Omaha

*A commuter price of $50 is available for those who wish to travel to Red Cloud independently of the motor coach.