The Park at OWA in Foley, Alabama. Photo: VisitOWA

Poarch Band of Creek Indians ready to debut amusement park in Alabama

The big day is almost here -- the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will open an amusement park in Alabama on Friday.

The 520-acre facility, known as The Park at OWA, is located in Foley. It features a roller coaster and 20 other rides, along with retail outlets, restaurants, a 150-room hotel and other amenities.

"OWA is going to be very big for the whole area," Mayor John Koniar of Foley told AL.Com.

OWA means "big water" in the Creek language.

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