The Best Escape Rooms in Iowa!

For a great team building and family friendly activity in Iowa, escape rooms across the state invite a new challenge. Escape rooms are often a highly decorated and themed space full of mysteries and clues that need to be solved to find your way out the door. The different experiences in escape rooms of Iowa vary greatly across the state, and they all provide a fun challenge that will have you coming back for more. To get started on your escape, it’s recommended to check out these best escape rooms in Iowa. 

Breakout Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

With multiple and rotating rooms to choose from, including a kidnapping theme, museum heist and operation casino, Breakout Des Moines is one of the most popular escape rooms in the state capital. Test your wits and challenge your logical thinking at this family friendly and great-for-groups facility, and you won’t help yourself but want to break back in. 

The Fantastic Escape, Lisbon, IA

One of the newer escape rooms to pop up in Iowa, The Fantastic Escape transports patrons back into time towards tension-filled worlds where the clock is ticking. It’s all fun and games as you try and find yourself out of rooms and certain situations involving Cold War secret agents and Captain Nemo’s mysteries. Built by dedicated puzzle makers, it might not be so easy to escape these rooms the first round through. 

The Cryptic Room, Council Bluffs, IA

The Cryptic Room of Council Bluffs has you solving clues against the clock and always having fun. Featuring four different rooms to choose from, including The Assassins Lair, C.O.R.E Intruders, a Cave of Lost Souls and Great Aunt Myrtle’s Living Room. All four rooms have a success rate hovering around 30 percent, and each one provides a unique challenge of its own. See for yourself if you can find your way out of these intricately decorated experiences. 

Shore Spy School Escape Room at Shores Event Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

Located in downtown Cedar Rapids, among many other things the Shores Event Center has a great escape room to test your puzzle-solving spirit. Featuring a wizardly theme full of mystical elements, this escape room is fun for the whole family and a challenging solve no matter the age. Check out this underground escape room yourself and try to solve all the challenges you can in sixty minutes or less. 

Riddle Me That, Arnold’s Park, IA

As a perfect add-on to your Lake Okoboji and Arnold’s Park experience, the Riddle Me That escape room is perfect for friends, families, church groups and private events. Featuring two rooms, with one inside a cabin, the mysteries at both Okoboji escape rooms leave most groups stumped and puzzled. Give this western Iowa escape room a try though, and you and your group may find themselves flipping the furniture and scratching their chins. 

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