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Omaha CVB: Record Number of Votes for 2023 OMA Tourism Awards

Jul 21, 2023 01:52PM ● By Deborah Ward
omaha cvb Deborah Ward is the executive director of Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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A record 18,456 votes were cast by the public in this year’s Omaha Metropolitan Area (OMA) Tourism Awards. This is the seventh year for the awards that recognize the best tourism businesses in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties. Did your favorites win? 

Douglas County
Best Attraction: 
Winner: Gene Leahy Mall at The Riverfront
Runners-up: Junkstock and The Durham Museum

Best Hotel: 
Winner: Hotel Deco
Runners-up: Omaha Marriott Regency and Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel

Best Restaurant: 
Winner: Block 16
Runners-up: Monarch Prime and Upstream Brewing Company

Best Retail Business: 
Winner: Borsheims
Runners-up: Nouvelle Eve and Mangelsen’s

Pottawattamie County

Best Attraction: 
Winner: Dreamland Theatre
Runners-up: Prairie Crossing Vineyard & Winery and Hitchcock Nature Center

Best Hotel: 
Winner: Ameristar Casino Hotel
Runners-up: Hilton Garden Inn Council Bluffs and Country Inn & Suites

Best Restaurant: 
Winner: The Back Forty Bar & Grill
Runners-up: Garcia’s Family Mexican Restaurant and 712 eat + drink

Best Retail Business: 
Winner: The Occasional Collective
Runners-up: The Unique Boutique Iowa and Sugar Makery BitterSweet Dessert Bar

Sarpy County

Best Attraction: 
Winner: Sarpy County Museum
Runners-up: Werner Park and Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch

Best Hotel: 
Winner: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gretna
Runners-up: Fairfield Inn & Suites Papillion and Courtyard by Marriott Bellevue at Beardmore Event Center

Best Restaurant: 
Winner: El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant Gretna
Runners-up: Cafe Diem and Billy’s Gretna Cafe

Best Retail Business: 
Winner: The Candle House
Runners-up: Robin’s Nest Springfield and Shadow Lake Towne Center

The OMA Tourism Awards are presented in partnership with the Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sarpy County Tourism, and Visit Omaha. 

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This article originally appeared in the August/September 2023 issue of B2B Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.  
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