OWA - Foley, Alabama

Before You Go

Coordinates | 28.0222° N, 81.7329° W

Baton Rouge to OWA | 240.5 miles

Driving Time | 3 hours, 26 minutes

Flying Time | 3 hours, 21 minutes, 1 stop (BTR-Foley)

Why OWA? | From the peaks of OWA’s highest amusement park rides, you can see incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico, which is precisely where OWA gets its name. OWA, meaning Big Water, puts family at the center of everything they do. Offering 21 rides, a splash pad, and downtown shopping, OWA provides you and your family several days of relaxing in a kid-friendly atmosphere for when you want to get away but still have some fun.


where to STAY

Stay close to all of the action by resting your heads after a long day of fun at TownePlace Suites by Marriott. These on-site suites are within walking distance of the park, offering amenities such as a free buffet-style breakfast, video games, an indoor pool, fitness center, Smart TVs with access to streaming services, and free WIFI.


where to eat 

Crazy Donuts

101 J South OWA Boulevard, Foley, AL 36535

Whether you prefer a burger, fries, or a breakfast sandwich, everything you order at Crazy Donuts comes with a donut. That’s right, all 28 dishes come served with a donut. In the mood to create your own donut? Well, you can at the Build a Bar. This hands-on dining experience is fun for all ages, and mom and dad can even have a drink, too, while there.


Trattoria Pizza & Italian

100-F South Owa Boulevard, Foley, AL 36535

Boasting fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch menu items, Trattoria Pizza & Italian is a comfy and casual restaurant that is sure to make every member of the family happy. Try any of the delicious hand-tossed pizzas for starters, and be sure to add a side of the infamous Garlic Ballz to go with your meal.


Groovy Goat

106 South OWA Boulevard, Foley, AL 36535

The name alone will bring a smile to everyone’s faces, but the food and atmosphere is what makes this one of the grooviest restaurants around. The menu includes everything from soups and salads to steaks and seafood, and everything is made from scratch. They are even home to the largest screens in the area for watching sports.


Things to Do

Put on your bathing suit and cool off at the Wacky Waters splash pad. However, this splash pad is unlike any other. Wacky Waters features 10,000 square feet of water-themed fun. With a dump bucket, a raining coconut tree, and a dome of water, it’ll be the wackiest water-filled day your family has ever experienced.


Get competitive with your crew at Midway Games. Remember those games you used to play at the fair? Well now they are all in one place once again for your family to enjoy. Play a round of Tub Toss or see who can shoot the most hoops. The winner could take home a great keepsake for being the game master.


From big drops to family-friendly spins, OWA offers over 21 different rides for your family to enjoy. For the thrill seeker in the family, hop on the Alabama Wham’a, Air Racer, Rollin’ Thunder, or the Wave Rider. If you’re travelling with smaller ones, there are rides that are just from them. They will get a kick out of riding Happy Haulers, Leap Frog, Swingin’ Fun, and the Gully Washer


Move from game to game and accumulate points at The Arcade at OWA. Open to the public in Downtown OWA, this state-of-the-art arcade features more than 50 games for you and your family to take on. Best of all, you won’t have to keep up with paper tickets as you win with the help of the play-card technology and redemption center.


Take a break from the thrills and enjoy some time shopping with your family in Downtown OWA. You will each find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your trip with items ranging from custom printed t-shirts and home goods to jewelry, handmade soaps, and seasonings and teas. You won’t want to miss Pepper Palace’s sample bar where you can sample their gourmet products. But be warned, they’re hot! 


If you’re wanting to sit back, relax, and be entertained, you’re in luck. OWA also offers live performances throughout the month at the Showroom. You can see Brandon Styles LIVE at OWA on Tuesdays and Saturdays in Downtown OWA. Brandon’s performances feature celebrity singing and speaking impressions with comedy, magic, dancing, ventriloquism, and audience participation.

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01 Apr 2019

By BRPM Staff

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