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OMA Tourism Awards: Determine Pottawattamie's Best

The Omaha Metropolitan Area (OMA) Tourism Awards is an annual tradition to honor attractions, restaurants, hotels, and retail shops that have made a difference in the lives of our visitors and residents. The public is encouraged to honor those exceptional experiences and businesses by nominating and later voting for the best tourism businesses in Pottawattamie, Douglas, and Sarpy counties. 

Now is the time to place your voted for the best attraction, restaurant, hotel, and retail shop in Pottawattamie County! Voting is open until March 31, 2024. Finalists are based on the top five most nominated businesses in each category. 

  • NOMINATIONS OPEN: February 2 - 28, 2024
  • VOTING FOR FINALISTS: March 1 - 31, 2024
  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED: May 19 - 25, 2024

Best Attraction:

  • Historic Squirrel Cage Jail
  • Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center
  • Mt. Crescent Ski Area
  • Phoenix Movie Theater
  • Prairie Crossing Vineyard & Winery

Best Hotel:

  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Hampton Inn @ Ameristar
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @ Ameristar 
  • SpringHill Suites 

Best Restaurant: 

  • The Buck Snort Neola
  • Dew Drop Inn
  • Minden Bowl Cafe
  • Nesting Grounds 
  • Pizza King 

Best Retail:

  • Anytime Tees
  • Bev's Porch 
  • The Olive Branch
  • The Unique Boutique Iowa
  • White Ivory Apparel 

Vote For Pottawattamie's Best!

Past Winners: 

The 2023 and 2022 OMA Tourism Award winners are not eligible this year. 

Best Attraction:

  • 2023: Dreamland Theatre (Carson) 
  • 2022: Union Pacific Railroad Museum 

Best Hotel:

  • 2023: Ameristar Casino Hotel
  • 2022: Courtyard by Marriott Council Bluffs 

Best Restaurant: 

  • 2023: Back Forty (Macedonia) 
  • 2022: Boxer BBQ 

Best Retail Shop:

  • 2023: The Occasional Collective (Treynor) 
  • 2022: Dusted Charm (Council Bluffs) 

The OMA Tourism Awards are brought to you by partner destinations Sarpy County Tourism, Visit Omaha, and the Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Click here to learn more about the awards. 

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