Gulf Coast’s Largest Entertainment Destination Announces Expansion Plans

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OWA (oh-wah), the Gulf Coast’s largest entertainment destination, is continuing to expand with the announcement of a $100 million investment for Phase II. Construction is slated to begin summer 2019 and will include the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark, an accompanying 200-room resort hotel with conference space, and a luxury, family-friendly RV Park.

Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA), the economic development arm of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has continually invested in OWA over the last three years. With the addition of Phase II, CIEDA’s investments will exceed $350 million+ towards advancing OWA’s presence as a year-round Alabama resort destination.

Keeping in line with OWA’s theme of “big water,” which is derived from the Muscogee Creek language, the decision was easily made to add the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark to the next phase. Selecting this newest amenity will allow the beach experience to be available throughout the year.

Construction will begin this summer for all additions in Phase II. Tentative completion dates currently target the end of 2019 for the RV park opening, with an early 2021 opening for the hotel and indoor water park.

Downtown OWA currently features shopping, dining, and entertainment favorites like Wahlburgers, Groovy Goat, Fairhope Soap Company, and Pepper Palace to name a few. Paula Deen Family Kitchen and Legends in Concert will be added to the dining and entertainment lineup by summer 2019. Limited shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities remain for potential leasing partnerships. For more information on leasing or business partnerships opportunities contact, Greg Rawls, CIEDA Director of Business Development via email [email protected].

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About OWA®
OWA (oh-wah) has become known as a world-class, award winning entertainment destination owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Its authentic design celebrates the destinations rural roots and the area’s natural beauty. The name OWA, which translates to “big water” in the Muscogee Creek language, was inspired by the 14-acre lake at the center of this unique development. OWA has the feel of a small Southern town that evolved through time with distinct districts, such as Downtown OWA and The Park at OWA, its amusement park.

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