obx new homes for saleAn 80-acre water park with a slide taller than the local pine trees is set to open next year in southern Currituck County near the Outer Banks.

The $45 million project will go up near two golf courses on U.S. 158 about two miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge. The park is expected to attract 4,500 people a day during tourist season and will include a big wave pool, water slides, a lazy river, an adventure pond and restaurants, among other attractions.

“The Outer Banks vacation area has such a rich history with room to grow the recreational leisure market,” Kenneth Ellis, an owner of OBX Waterpark Adventure, LLC, said in a news release.

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