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2022 OMA Tourism Award Winners Announced!

The votes are in for the Omaha Metropolitan Area (OMA) Tourism Awards recognizing the best tourism businesses in Pottawattamie County! This year, the public nominated and voted for the best restaurant, hotel, attraction, and retail shop in Pottawattamie, Douglas, and Sarpy Counties. See the results for Pottawattamie County below!

Best Restaurant: 

  • Winner: Boxer BBQ
  • 2nd Place: Caddy's Kitchen & Cocktails 
  • Honorable Mention: 712 eat + drink, Stanley's Snack Shack, and Lincoln's Pub 

Best Hotel: 

  • Winner: Courtyard  by Marriott Council Bluffs
  • 2nd Place: Ameristar Casino Hotel
  • Honorable Mention: Bridgepointe Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn Council Bluffs, Country Inn & Suites, and Microtel Inn & Suites

Best Attraction:

  • Winner: Union Pacific Railroad Museum 
  • 2nd Place: Honey Creek Creamery
  • Honorable Mention: Squirrel Cage Jail, Historic General Dodge House, and the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center

Best Retail Business: 

  • Winner: Dusted Charm
  • 2nd Place: Sherbondy's Garden Center
  • Honorable Mention: Olive Branch, Kanesville Kollectibles, and B Restored

The winners are being highlighted in promotional videos on social media during National Travel & Tourism Week (May 1 - 7, 2022). Additionally, the winners will be featured on area billboards. 

The OMA Tourism Awards are presented in partnership with the Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sarpy County Tourism, and Visit Omaha to honor the more than 18,000 local residents who work in the tourism industry. This year, the awards provided the opportunity to shine a light on the strength, unity, and resilience of our local tourism community during a challenging time.

Special thanks to our OMA Tourism Award sponsors Pottawattamie Countywide Tourism Promotion Committee and the Metropolitan Hospitality Association.

Thank you to everyone who participated by sending in nominations and voting and for supporting the tourism industry! 

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