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Vote for OWA’s Tropic Falls in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards

March 28, 2024

(Foley, Alabama) – Tropic Fall’s at OWA Parks & Resorts has been nominated for Best Indoor Waterpark in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.  Theme park experts and travel writers joined the editors of USA Today in selecting the nominees for the 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards, with voters given the chance to narrow down each category to the 10 best by voting for their favorites.  

Beneath a convertible glass roof, Tropic Falls features exciting water attractions for fun-seekers of all ages.  Guests can take their pick of thrills from over 11 water slides, as well as the relaxing Castaway Creek lazy river, all surrounded by a lush tropical setting.  For the little ones, Tuki’s Tower offers a five-slide tropical playground including a 1,000-gallon dump bucket.  Tropic Falls is currently the only indoor waterpark in the United States with both a retractable roof and sidewall adjoining an outdoor water park. 

“We are thrilled to be nominated in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards, and hope everyone will join us in voting for Tropic Falls as their favorite indoor water park,” said Cody Williamson. “We all know that Tropic Falls is the place for year-round fun on the Gulf Coast  regardless of the weather, and now it’s our chance to share it nationwide.” 

Voting will continue now through Monday, April 22 and the winners will be announced on May 1.  Vote for your favorites here. You can vote once per day, per category.


About OWA Parks & Resort: Award-winning OWA Parks & Resort in Coastal Alabama is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  OWA’s name is derived from a Creek word for “big water,” and the tropical theme of the 520-acre property was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away via the Foley Beach Express.

 At the heart of OWA is Tropic Falls, which includes a 23-ride theme park and the region’s largest indoor water park—bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof. Just outside the ticketed areas is Downtown OWA. This pedestrian-only streetscape was inspired by Southern small towns and features numerous options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.  The destination resort offers a full calendar of events, from Downtown OWA’s own Mardi Gras Parade to the annual Christmas tree lighting with fireworks and snowfall. With its own award-winning TownePlace Suites by Marriott, OWA is the place in Coastal Alabama to thrill, then chill.