The Annual Omaha Tourism Awards

May 30, 2024

The public cast a record-breaking 24,576 votes in this year’s Omaha Metropolitan Area Tourism Awards, recognizing the best tourism businesses in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties. Votes determined winners in four categories: Best Hotel, Best Restaurant, Best Attraction and Best Retail Business. The winners and runners-up for 2024 are:

Douglas County

Best Attraction:

  • Winner: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
  • Runners-up: Kiewit Luminarium and Boys Town

Best Hotel:

  • Winner: The Farnam, Autograph Collection
  • Runners-up: Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel and Moxy Omaha Downtown

Best Restaurant:

  • Winner: Greek Islands Restaurant
  • Runners-up: Yoshitomo and V. Mertz

Best Retail:

  • Winner: Made in Omaha
  • Runners-up: Prairie in Bloom and Nouvelle Eve

Sarpy County

Best Attraction:

  • Winner: Schramm State Park Education Center
  • Runners-up: Sarpy County Fair Grounds and Gifford Farms

Best Hotel:

  • Winner: Embassy Suites by Hilton La Vista
  • Runners-up: Courtyard by Marriott La Vista and Hampton Inn & Suites La Vista

Best Restaurant:

  • Winner: Sweet Rice Thai Food Express
  • Runners-up: Good Life Sports Bar & Grill-Gretna and Luigi’s Italian Restaurant

Best Retail:

  • Winner: Main Street Decor and More
  • Runners-up: Robin’s Nest and Town & Country Floral

Pottawattamie County

Best Attraction:

  • Winner: Mt. Crescent Ski Area
  • Runners-up: Phoenix Movie Theater and Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center

Best Hotel:

  • Winner: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @ Ameristar
  • Runners-up: Hilton Garden Inn and SpringHill Suites

Best Restaurant:

  • Winner: Pizza King
  • Runners-up: The Buck Snort Neola and Minden Bowl Cafe

Best Retail:

  • Winner: The Unique Boutique Iowa
  • Runners-up: Bev’s Porch and The Olive Branch

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

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