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Escape Chambers

Closes in 12 min: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Party Room

We did the party room with a group of 12 which included 2 children under ten, 3 older children and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike J
Great Teambuilding

Visited here with my workplace team for the second time and had a GREAT time! The staff was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Meagen P
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“laser tag”(14 reviews)
“team building”(12 reviews)
“game master”(9 reviews)
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
Closes in 12 min
Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
338 SW 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4606
+1 515-528-8414
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Very fun experience. Soco did a great job keeping The Cellar exciting and keeping the thrills coming.

2  Thank mnewman15
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We did the scary room and knew the employees could touch us. They took it way to far. I reached out to them with no response received back. Very disappointed as our first visit was great. I believe this particular employee should not be working...More

3  Thank hagen6
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

1  Thank Meagen P
Reviewed October 10, 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

1  Thank putneylouann
Reviewed October 9, 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

Thank dsmtadvisor
Reviewed September 16, 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 .

Thank ShanandSand8
Reviewed August 14, 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

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Reviewed August 3, 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.

Thank Alicia a
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

My son had ten kids for his 12th birthday celebration. The kids had a great time with a great leader. They enjoyed it so much that they came back to our house and simulated the whole experience again w Nerf guns.

1  Thank Maya J
Reviewed May 22, 2018

They opened up earlier at a time that was convenient for our group of 24 interns for a team building activity. Overall, good experience. Would have been helpful if they would have given us some more facts about success rate of each room or would've...More

Thank intern_cmr
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We went on the recommendation of one of our leaders. We had 16 kids and adults join in with us. We had one flub on the waivers, but we were able to fill one out while we waited for our session. We had a great...More

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Amber J
July 14, 2018|
Response from Melissa P | 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
January 5, 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
June 16, 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!