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Escape Chambers

Closed Now: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fun and teambuilding!

We visited the Escape Chambers as a teambuilding exercise while visiting Iowa for a business trip... read more

Reviewed today
Austin, Texas
Upgrades & remodeling make us keep coming back again & again!

We do all the new rooms and were excited to see the new bar & waiting area that they have finished... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ankeny, Iowa
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Escape Chambers DM is like nothing you have ever seen before. Located on the south side of downtown Des Moines, Escape Chambers DM is the real-life incarnation of movies like Saw, National Treasure, Sherlock Holmes, and The DaVinci Code. Puzzles...more
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338 SW 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4606
+1 515-528-8414
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Reviewed today

We visited the Escape Chambers as a teambuilding exercise while visiting Iowa for a business trip. The escape chambers has a bar to enjoy a beverage while you wait and you can bring a beverage into the escape game as well. This is a fun...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Moved2Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago

We do all the new rooms and were excited to see the new bar & waiting area that they have finished and got a sneak peak of the new Axe Throwing/Pool Table area they are finishing up. This company continues to innovate and develop new...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my high school youth group for a social night, and everyone had a great time! They were very easy to get a hold of on the phone, and they worked with me very well when my plans changed a couple times. The people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TJIrv
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We did the party room with a group of 12 which included 2 children under ten, 3 older children and 7 adults. The room was challenging and we were able to get out with under a minute left. Everyone was able to help out and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike J
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Visited here with my workplace team for the second time and had a GREAT time! The staff was friendly, helpful, funny, and we love the updates to the location as a whole. We will definitely book another party here soon! Thanks Escape Chambers!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Meagen P
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We did a work group activity with two rooms, Party Room and Honeymoon Room. Both groups had a fabulous time working together to solve the clues. Both entertaining and mind bending. The rooms weren't as easy as we thought. Another group participated in the axe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank putneylouann
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Our group had a poor outing and instead of leaving poor feedback I decided to email Escape Chambers/EC Tactical Laser Tag however I never got a response, therefor I will just post my email as a review... Hello, I was asked to leave a review/feedback...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dsmtadvisor
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We chose the room the cellar. It was definitely hard to escape or figure clues. We did utalize the help of staff . This was our first time here and we will definitely be back .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ShanandSand8
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I booked Warlocked for myself and some friends for my birthday, we had the room to ourselves. I was a little worried it would be too easy, but we finished with only 3 minutes to spare! The staff were helpful and the room was interesting....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank anastacie1
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We went for a work outing and had a blast. It was a team building activity and we learned a lot from each other. I suggest it for work, group of friends and family. I will be back again.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Amber J
15 July 2018|
Response from 531melissap | Reviewed this property |
i am not sure to be honest. I would probably give them a call. Sounds like they switch up a lot of things there to keep people coming in and so its not always the same.
Jaydin C
6 January 2017|
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Response from Aaronaka | Property representative |
You can book up to 3 months in advance but normally a week in advance is plenty of notice. You are able to book on the same day as long as we have availability. The earlier you book, the better your chances are of getting... More
17 June 2015|
Response from MorganL1234 |
It's strenuous, I would say. Some rooms involve more crawling than the others, but it's not a strong man competition... more a exercise of the brain!