Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
4.5
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Immersive, challenging, FUN! An exhilarating experience designed to test your wits! Perfect for groups of family, friends, and co-workers! A truly one-of-a-kind experience you'll never forget! Charlotte's #1 escape room, Exit Strategy is the original escape room business in the Southeast, and the most immersive! Boasting 12 uniquely-themed experiences across 2 locations (North and South) in Charlotte. Sixty minutes may sound like a lot of time, until the pressure of cracking clues and solving puzzles intensifies with each passing second. Escape requires keen problem-solving skills and collaboration, perfect for groups of two to ten people (depending on the room). Each uncovered clue places teams one step closer to achieving their ultimate goal: unlocking the door and escaping the room before the clock strikes zero. Success may earn the group a place on Exit Strategy's wall of fame, although failure may inspire a repeat visit to try again.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Explorer753279
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved these escape rooms
    We did The Ruins and it was challenging and so much fun. We didn’t escape but enjoyed it so much we went back the next day and tried The Mansion and escaped! The hosts were great and helped with hints when we asked. The rooms were well planned and had great details. Highly recommend!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Shayla R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Team Building Experience at Exit Strategy
    I had the pleasure of working with the team at Exit Strategy to design a team building experience for my colleagues. Communication leading up to the event was seamless and the night of the event was AMAZING! The employees get into character and stay in character throughout the experience. We had a great time and will definitely be back!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Rachel F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly, Entertaining and Worth it!
    The staff was amazing! From keeping my anxiety from raising by informing us that even if guests were late, they'd still be able to participate (I told two of my friends the wrong location), to staying in character when someone in the group threw him for a loop, they were great! Then add in all the different twists and turns to trying to find our way out (we didn't escape,) it was just a wonderful experience, and I will definitely go back and try another room.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Abbie K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great escape room for younger kids.
    I love this escape place. My 10 yr old niece, 11 yr old daughter, and myself did the honor escape room. It is the best escape room to do with kids that I have ever done. The room has magic, a dragon, even a sword in stone. The kids loved it because they had to cast spells to help with the overall escape of the room. The two game masters we had were Christian and Brandon from the Exit Strategy South location. The best parts about the escape room and the reason I will be going back, is they understand you have paid to do it and understand that it cost. By this I mean they want you to escape and thus they give you unlimited clues. It is still up to the group to figure out the room and escape but they do not limit you and with only taking young kids I found that so helpful since I let the girls work and figure out the puzzles/riddles with minimal help from me. The other great thing about this escape room company is they close the room, so ONLY your group you signed up with will go through the room together. I like that you are not forced into a room with strangers to escape. If you don't mind random ppl in your escape room then this might not be the company/escape room for you. This escape room also places an age range minimum on kids going into certain rooms. I thought this is very responblie and caring on the part of the company. Once you have been through a lower age escape room like we were and they see how the kids handle themselves in the room, depending on those factors if you call they will let kids underage the recommend age go into a room that is over the Childs age. If you have younger kids this I highly recommend this escape company.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Doug W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New experience, great fun, excellent family event, well performed by Exit Strategy
    My wife and I brought our two sons and their spouses to Exit Strategy to participate in our first experience with an escape room. Setting this up was incredibly easy, even though we had to reschedule the time. As for the experience.....incredible to say the least. Niayla, the "game master" was awesome through the whole event, getting us mentally into the story regarding the room, as well as the "needed" clues. We barely made the escape within the hour, but we ALL enjoyed the intensity, the thrill of discovery, most of all the excitement of making a successful exit. The whole group had great fun and was really appreciative of Niayla's involvement with clever assistance throughout the event. We will definitely be back for another episode provided by Exit Strategy.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
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Doug W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My wife and I brought our two sons and their spouses to Exit Strategy to participate in our first experience with an escape room. Setting this up was incredibly easy, even though we had to reschedule the time. As for the experience.....incredible to say the least. Niayla, the "game master" was awesome through the whole event, getting us mentally into the story regarding the room, as well as the "needed" clues. We barely made the escape within the hour, but we ALL enjoyed the intensity, the thrill of discovery, most of all the excitement of making a successful exit. The whole group had great fun and was really appreciative of Niayla's involvement with clever assistance throughout the event. We will definitely be back for another episode provided by Exit Strategy.
Written March 25, 2024
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Cheyenne W
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Four of us were able to exit the room with some assistance from Kate who remained in character the whole time and truly added to the experience! It was a great mix of puzzles and thinking outside of the box. Will be going again!
Written April 9, 2023
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Rachel F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The staff was amazing! From keeping my anxiety from raising by informing us that even if guests were late, they'd still be able to participate (I told two of my friends the wrong location), to staying in character when someone in the group threw him for a loop, they were great!
Then add in all the different twists and turns to trying to find our way out (we didn't escape,) it was just a wonderful experience, and I will definitely go back and try another room.
Written October 15, 2023
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Shayla R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Business
I had the pleasure of working with the team at Exit Strategy to design a team building experience for my colleagues. Communication leading up to the event was seamless and the night of the event was AMAZING! The employees get into character and stay in character throughout the experience. We had a great time and will definitely be back!
Written September 22, 2023
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Carleen T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
We had an absolute great time! Our party consisted of people who haven’t done a single escape room to some more seasons pros. And each party member said they had a fantastic time. Atmosphere alone gives this place a 10/10. We did the ruins room and truly felt like you were in a temple with sand on the floor, vines on the ceiling and stone on the walls. The puzzles were difficult but not impossible. Really REALLY well done! We made it out with only 30 seconds to spare. Corey was our game master and he was awesome! If you needed a hint he gave you just enough to push you in the right direction. Can’t wait to try another room there!
Written January 1, 2022
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Erin D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We did the Ruins room and had a blast! Challenging for adults and young adults, but enjoyed by all. Christine was our Game Master and made it great fun! This was our 5th escape room but it definitely had THE BEST effects and room design compared to other places we've been. We liked moving thru the 5 different rooms for the experience. We will be backkkkkkk!
Written November 8, 2020
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Thank you for your review, Erin! Christine will be excited to know you had a great time! We pride ourselves on the immersive quality of our rooms and the attentiveness of our staff. We really appreciate you, and would love to welcome you back anytime!
Written December 30, 2020
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April
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
We did “The Ruins” escape room and it was awesome. Our trip host was Corey and he went above to beyond to make our experience the best. The escape room had multiple rooms and excellent puzzles to solve along the way. Everyone was able to participate and we will be back!
Written March 22, 2022
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Michael M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We were not treated well during our last visit. Consider another escape room organization that actually will treat a poor experience correctly. We reached out to management and got no response…but they were quick to take our money.
Written July 18, 2022
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Heather M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
We had such a great time doing the room Gone. we've done a lot of escape rooms, and this may be my favorite. The concept and layout are just fantastic. Our game master was Rachel and she was absolutely great. I will be recommending this room and business to everyone. I can't wait to come back to try another room.
Written January 24, 2021
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John F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Had a great experience with Baruta’s revenge. Have done around twenty escape rooms and this was by far the hardest. Our game master, Ethan, was awesome and drastically improved our experience. Would highly recommend!!
Written May 31, 2021
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