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The Great Escape Room Chicago

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So much fun!

My husband and I had been wanting to do an escape room on our own for a while. We were lucky enough... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maggie H
via mobile
We Escaped!

Very well- done and clever escape room. Our group of six was able to divide up and work on sections... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte O
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Cary, Illinois
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The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game. Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! The door is locked behind you and 60 minutes are on the clock! You must work together in...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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160 E Grand Ave, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611-3800
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had been wanting to do an escape room on our own for a while. We were lucky enough that turned out to be the case here and we had a blast! We didn’t escape, but it was still one of the...More

Thank Maggie H
The Great Escap... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the 5-stars Maggie! We are super happy you had a great experience and that Brenna was able to cheer you on. Can't wait to see you guys back again and thanks for taking the time to write us this awesome review! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well- done and clever escape room. Our group of six was able to divide up and work on sections separately. We did the Sherlock Holmes room and got out with two minutes to spare.More

Thank Charlotte O
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the kind words. Congratulations on your escape. Sherlock's Library is definitely a challenge! Hope you're ready for our more challenging rooms, The President's Bunker and Professor Moriarty's Gameroom, now. Hope to see you in the near future. All the best, Ryan,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first escape room experience - my son wanted to do this as part of a birthday trip and we had a blast. Staff was excellent and didn't make me feel nearly as incompetent as they should have when we couldn't solve the simplest things...More

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello. Glad you took time to leave a review. However, Gold Rush is not a room we offer. That is one of our local competitors. We at The Great Escape Room are happy to see you've enjoyed yourselves and hope you'll give us a try...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in a group of about 15 and we had a blast running around and trying to figure out how to get out. Ryan was hilarious and the perfect additional to the experience. We did not get out but had so much fun tryingMore

Thank karolina c
The Great Escap... R, Booking Specialist at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Super! Glad you had a great time and that Ryan was able to provide the right amount of entertainment to add to your experience. Thanks so much for sharing your time with us and for the great review! Hope to see you in another room...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018

I found the Escape Room to be fun and challenging at the same time. There were enough different type of challenges that everyone was able to participate.

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5-star review! I'm happy you found our rooms to be a challenging experience. Team-building is what we are all about. Hope you consider us again for your next professional development activity. All the best, Ryan, Manager

Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

You definitely need to think outside the box! Our business group divided into teams and tried to make it out...neither team succeeded! If you're into this kind of activity, go for it.More

Thank Pat H
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thanks for the 5-stars and feedback, Pat! We are happy you had a great time and challenged yourselves. I know our rooms really test those critical thinking and teamwork skills. We hope you consider us again in for your next professional development activity. We have...More

Reviewed July 10, 2018

We had a great time at our company team building event with The Great Escape Room! Our group was split into two teams, competing in identical rooms with the same puzzles to race to see which team escaped and who escaped quickest! Everyone had a...More

Thank Lindsey P
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thanks for the review, Lindsay! The Sherlock Library Competitions we hold always adds additional pressure to beat that other team playing. We are happy you and your coworkers enjoyed themselves. We hope you come back in the future when you need to "spice up" the...More

Reviewed July 8, 2018

I enjoy these types of events. This one had a lot of clues and four main puzzles to solve. The person inside the room was very helpful and I don't think we could have escaped without him. A good mental challenge. Fun. We had a...More

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thanks for the review, Connie. I am happy to see that Sherlock's Library has challenged your group. Congrats on your escape! As with all our guests, we are always willing to go the "extra-mile" if it makes for a better experience. We hope you consider...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018

My wife and I have done more than 20 escape rooms, still this one has some interesting features that we haven't experienced before. I won't give any spoiler here to ruin your fun, but it is very challenging for us because we are not native...More

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The Great Escap... R, Booking Specialist at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review and provide us with valuable feedback! We are happy you had a fun time in our President's Bunker! Our staff strives to provide first class support and guidance as you navigate the room's...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Such a good experience here, the concept of the game is so entertaining and fun to do with friends and family. Ryan and Tyler were extremely helpful and very welcoming that we’ve booked to go a second time. If you get the chance to visit,...More

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The Great Escap... R, Booking Specialist at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Hooray! Thank you for the kind words and we are so happy that you had a great experience with Ryan and Tyler! We look forward to seeing you in another of our Great Escape Rooms soon! Thanks for taking the time to review us and...More

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