Red Oak is a community firmly rooted with rich traditions of growing industry, embracing worthwhile projects, celebrating history, and caring for fellow citizens. Organized on March 20, 1876 and named for the numerous oak trees that lined the banks of a small stream known as Red Oak Creek, the Red Oak of today boasts 6,000 residents and is nestled along the Nishnabotna River.
Whether you stay a few days or a lifetime, or visit for business or pleasure, we are sure your stay will be a pleasant one and you will discover why we believe Red Oak is truly "A Shade Better."
Things to Do
Take a stroll or drive along our tree-lined streets. Enjoy local architecture as you travel Red Oak's historic Heritage Hill Tour. Spend a day of leisure with family at one of the beautiful area parks, or participate in one of the community festivals. Experience our hospitality. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Red Oak from golf to tennis, to playgrounds and skate parks, to unspoiled natural areas and hunting, enthusiasts of every kind can always find something to do.