Turn the Page Literary Tour
The Willa Cather State Historic Site/Red Cloud Opera House is one of 80 attractions included in the 2013 Nebraska Passport. The program, created by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, encourages travelers to explore Nebraska. Participants collect stamps from participating attractions and then redeem them for prizes.
Attractions selected for the 2013 program are organized into 10 special-interest tours: Hit the Hot Spots, Meet the Locals, Picture the Scene, Play Outside, Savor the Flavor, Seeing Is Believing, Sleep Tight, Tap Into It, Turn the Page and Wrangle the West. The Willa Cather State Historic Site/Red Cloud Opera House is part of the Turn the Page tour.
Travelers have until September 30 to visit attractions and redeem their stamps for prizes. For each completed tour, participants receive a Nebraska Passport T-shirt. In addition, travelers can win 20 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch coupons (for 20 stamps) and a digital camera (for 40 stamps).
Participants also have the chance to be entered into a grand-prize drawing (held in October) for an Apple® iPad® mini valued at approximately $600. An additional drawing for 300 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch tickets will be held for all participants 19 years of age or older who turn in passports with at least one stamp.
Some of the things travelers can experience at the Willa Cather State Historic Site include:
- Guided tours of Cather's childhood home and other historic sites related to her life and writing
- Performances at the historic Red Cloud Opera House
- Hiking and bird watching at the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie
- Lodging in the historic Cather Second Home guest house
"Turn the Page" with Nebraska Tourism, Humanities Nebraska and eight literary sites across Nebraska. Get your Passport from any of of the 80 sites that are part of this year's Nebraska Passport and start filling it with stamps every time you "Turn the Page."
CLICK HERE for a full list of "Turn the Page" sites, a reading list, and accommodation and dining recommendations for the complete Nebraska literary tour.
Start planning your trip to Red Cloud today! Tourists in the area are also encouraged to visit nearby Passport stops, including the Back Alley Bakery in Hastings and Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island.
To learn more about this year's Nebraska Passport, visit NebraskaPassport.com.