2021 OMA Tourism Awards 

The votes are in for the Omaha Metropolitan Area (OMA) Tourism Awards recognizing the best tourism businesses in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties. This year, the public nominated and voted for their favorites. More than 6,000 votes were cast across the three counties and below are the winners in four categories: Best Hotel, Best Restaurant, Best Attraction, and Best Retail Business.

BEST ATTRACTION

Douglas County

Winner:

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium


Finalists:
  • Hot Shops Art Center

  • Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Center

  • The Old Market

  • General Crook House Museum

  • Omaha Performing Arts

Sarpy County

Winner:

Vala's Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard


Finalists:
  • Omaha Storm Chasers

  • Fontenelle Forest

  • Union Omaha

  • Papio Fun Park

  • TreeRush Adventures

Pottawattamie County

Winner:

Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard


Finalists:
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum

  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail

  • Historic General Dodge House

  • Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center

  • Joe's Indoor Karting


BEST HOTEL

Douglas County

Winner:

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District


Finalists:
  • Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel

  • Magnolia Hotel Omaha

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Omaha Northwest

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Omaha West

Sarpy County

Winner:

Embassy Suites by Hilton La Vista


Finalists:
  • Courtyard by Marriott Bellevue

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Papillion

  • Courtyard by Marriott LaVista

  • SureStay Plus Hotel Bellevue

Pottawattamie County

Winner:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @ Ameristar


Finalists:
  • Ameristar Casino Hotel

  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott

  • BridgePointe Inn & Suites

  • Microtel Inn & Suites


BEST RESTAURANT

Douglas County

Winner:

Pitch Pizzeria


Finalists:
  • V. Mertz

  • Spaghetti Works

  • Trini's Mexican Restaurant

  • Curry in a Hurry

Sarpy County

Winner:

Stella's Bar & Grill


Finalists:
  • Copps Pizza Company

  • Ollie and Hobbs Craft Kitchen

  • Umami Asian Cuisine

  • Miyake Sushi

  • Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews

Pottawattamie County

Winner:

Pizza King


Finalists:
  • Barley's Bar & Grill

  • 712 eat + drink

  • Lincoln's Pub

  • Em & Liv's Hard Bean Coffee


BEST RETAIL BUSINESS

Douglas County

Winner:

Made in Omaha


Finalists:
  • The Next Chapter

  • Nouvelle Eve

  • Niche

  • Hearthside Candles & Curios

  • The Chute

Sarpy County

Winner:

Nebraska Crossing


Finalists:
  • Shadow Lake Towne Center

  • Diana's Papillion Tea Shop

  • Kajoma's Fashion Boutique

  • 402 Vinyl

Pottawattamie County

Winner:

Anytime Tees


Finalists:
  • Rustic Cuts Butcher Shop

  • Dusted Charm

  • Bass Pro Shops

  • Olive Branch

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