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2023 OMA Tourism Award Winners

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: The Back Forty Bar & Grill
  • 2nd Place: Garcia's Family Mexican Restaurant 
  • Honorable Mention: 712 eat + drink 

Best Hotel:

  • Winner: Ameristar Casino Hotel 
  • 2nd Place: Hilton Garden Inn Council Bluffs
  • Honorable Mention: Country Inn & Suites 

Best Attraction:

  • Winner: Dreamland Theatre 
  • 2nd Place: Prairie Crossing Vineyard & Winery 
  • Honorable Mention: Hitchcock Nature Center 

Best Retail Business:

  • Winner: The Occasional Collective 
  • 2nd Place: The Unique Boutique Iowa 
  • Honorable Mention: Sugar Makery Bittersweet Dessert Bar 

The winners are being highlighted in promotional videos on social media during National Travel & Tourism Week (May 7-13, 2023). Additionally, the winners will be featured on area billboards. 

The OMA Tourism Awards are presented in partnership with the Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Omaha, and Sarpy County Tourism to honor the more than 18,000 local residents who work in the tourism industry. 

Special thanks to our OMA Tourism Award sponsor, the Pottawattamie Countywide Tourism Promotion Committee. 

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

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