I was in Omaha recently and was surprised to see billboards advertising Rock Port, Missouri fireworks. I’d never seen billboards for the before, something quite that in the open. People did that for years, but I guess they hide it less now.
Seriously, they used to inspect cars and confiscate. Not enough, but some. Of course, Omaha legalized many fireworks on the fourth now that were not legal in previous years. They sell them all over town now…making Rock Port pretty useless.
Rock Port is quite a drive from Omaha. Not huge, but enough. People went down there to get the “good stuff.” In fact, the billboards mention this. Good stuff used to mean the stuff you couldn’t get just outside of Omaha, now in town right next to the billboards. After years of trying this, I think it’s crap.
What is the good stuff? All I can think of is bottle rockets and M-80s. That’s all I ever found in Rock Port that the Omaha-area (now Omaha) didn’t have. However, the M-80s weren’t real M-80s anyway, just bigger crackers than Black Cats but nowhere near as big as a real M-80 is. I’m sure there were other things, but not noticeable to someone who didn’t know legal classifications. As such, why bother? Why drive all that way when you can pretty much get everything right in town?
Frankly, I think it’s kind of a scam. People have conned everyone in Omaha into thinking they can get stuff that’s more fun in Rock Port when it’s really not that different. It’s a business, like anything else.
Personally, I’d just buy stuff in town.