The Escape

The Escape, West Des Moines: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Escape Reviews: 5/5

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Escape the room solving puzzles and finding clues using only your wit and problem solving skills. Your 60 minute adrenaline rush of fun awaits!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Lara C
1 contribution
Great experience!
Sep 2021 • Family
This was so much fun! We did the Psych Ward, it was very challenging! Our guide was Caleb and he was great, gave clues when we got stuck and asked for assistance. This was our first experience doing an escape room and I would definitely return!
Written September 12, 2021
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JeremyToddG
West Des Moines, IA11 contributions
Had a great time - 14 year old birthday ...
Sep 2020
Had a great time - bought the whole "The Psych Ward" room for 6 - taking 2 adults, 3 teens and 1 young child. We're local to Iowa and have been to escape rooms on most of our trips around the country. These are not bad for Iowa and I think we have done all of the ones they have here now.

We didn't hesitate to ask for clues if could not figure any specific step out in 3-4 minutes ourselves as we always like to make it through the end.

Cody was our game master and did a great job keeping things moving along and he was very helpful and friendly.

They did not seem super busy, I'm sure the "virus" is affecting all businesses like this, but we were not worried and hope business picks back up - allowing them and other to invest in and create new rooms & puzzles!
Written September 14, 2020
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B. P
Sigourney, IA140 contributions
Fun adventure
Mar 2020 • Couples
Had a great time. Our host Drew was fun and offered hints when we we’re stuck. Good clean family fun adventure
Written March 8, 2020
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sue3burns
Des Moines, IA5 contributions
Annual family tradition, once again a big hit
Dec 2019
For the past several years, our family has done an escape room when all the adult kids are back for the holidays. This is the 3rd year we've gone to The Escape because we love the detail of the rooms, the many types of puzzles, and the fun we have working together to escape. This year, we did The Informant and had a blast!
Written December 25, 2019
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Shane
4 contributions
Not your ordinary escape room
Dec 2019
I have been to escape rooms across the country and these are some of the best. We did The Phantom and The Hexadron. The scenarios are well thought out with a video introduction before entering the room. Most of the puzzles are finding keys or codes to unlock locks, however they have been stepped up a level or three. For instance in the Hexadron you have to use a VR set to solve one of the puzzles. If I had more time I would have done the other rooms. Highly recommend stopping by and trying a room.
Written December 19, 2019
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Joan H
6 contributions
Coworkers visited the Psych ward
Apr 2019 • Friends
A group of us went to the Escape Room just for fun! We worked closely together in the day and in a different manner in this room by putting us all in a room together and trying to figure out the "next clue" in order to escape. We had so much fun! Of course, the staff assisted us when we were stuck and coached us along with the next clue. We did ESCAPE!!!!
Written July 2, 2019
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BigD
West Des Moines, IA3 contributions
Lots of fun!
Nov 2018 • Couples
We had a mixed group of varied backgrounds and experience levels, and a good time was had by all. The clues challenged in many different ways. The more diverse your group, the more fun it will be. Definitely recommend.
Written February 12, 2019
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Angie M
Madison, MS52 contributions
No disappointment here!!
Oct 2018 • Family
I was so excited to find multiple escape room businesses in Des Moines during my visit home to Ames (I live in Mississippi now). Anytime I travel, I try to do as many local escape rooms as I can in that area. My 9 year old daughter (she’s done 5 rooms) and I got together with 5 more family members who had not done rooms previously. These were my 20th and 21st rooms so I have many to compare them to. We started off in Hexadron - the easier of the 2 we chose. It was unlike any of the rooms I have done in the past. It was possible to break into smaller groups to work on the puzzles. I really enjoyed this room and saw some REALLY cool puzzles/props that I haven’t seen before. We stuck around to do The Phantom right after. This room had a lot going on and was a little more linear in play than Hexadron and once again, some of the puzzles were so awesome and unique compared to previous games. Our game masters, Kaitlin (sp?) and Tatiana were so friendly and helpful. The clues that we were given were such that we still had to figure out the puzzle on our own so that was cool because they didn’t just tell us how to flat out solve a puzzle. We had a blast and I am pretty sure that my family members who live in Iowa will be back to do the 2 remaining rooms very soon. I wish I could have done them all today before heading back south but it wasn’t possible. If you haven’t done a room in the past or you are trying to decide if you want to try one of these rooms, JUST DO IT! The 2 rooms that we did tonight were absolutely worth it and I have no doubt that the remaining 2 are just as awesome! I hope to come visit again soon and do the remaining rooms and/or new rooms if they have some available....I do plan on checking out their rooms in Alabama soon! 5 stars!!!
Written October 8, 2018
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carrieneal2018
12 contributions
Team Building
May 2018
Our groups visited The Escape and it was a GREAT experience. Our group consists of different cultures, interns and executives; WE ALL worked together and made this a GREAT experience.
Written October 2, 2018
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Bigblaze34
2 contributions
The informant
May 2018 • Friends
Went with five of us. Had a blast. The staff was great and the customer service was great. Will be returning for the other rooms soon. Highly recommend!
Written May 5, 2018
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