Top 10 Escape Rooms in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Iowa

The Full List of Escape Rooms in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Iowa


Arcades, Laser Tags, Escape Rooms are three of the popular entertainment options that people often look for when searching for fun group activities.


If you are living in the local or just visiting the Des Moines, West Des Moines Area, you might want to check out the Top 20 arcades in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Iowa, and the Top 10 Laser Tag in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Iowa.


In this list, we provide you the full list of Escape Rooms in the Des Moines and West Des Moines area based on Google Search "Escape in Room Des Moines" and we'll keep this blog post up to date monthly so that you can have the best source to go to when looking for an Escape Room option in the Des Moines and West Des Moines area.


You might only find 4 Escape Room options when searching for Escape Room in the Des Moines and West Des Moines Area. BUT WAIT... We show you one more at the end of the list so make sure that you scroll all the way down to see what you can't find on Google when searching for Escape Room in Des Moines.



Escape Room in Des Moines, IA

Escape Chambers Des Moines

Address: 338 SW 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

324 reviews with an average of 4.4

Most Relevant review:

1 : "I hate to give a one star rating, but...

My husband and I have been to several other escape rooms and this was by far our worst experience.


The biggest issue was the game master. Although he was really nice, it was clear that when he left the room, he was not listening or watching us. We asked for hints over and over again, and he would take several minutes to answer and sometimes, he didn’t answer at all. We tried all kinds of things, including covering the camera and yelling that we needed a hint but clearly he wasn’t watching. (Also... all they had for communication was a baby monitor... It was difficult to understand anything he said when he did respond)


The room itself was, well, boring and minimal. The props were plain, there was only one mechanical gizmo and two keypads. No lockboxes, secret buttons, hands-on interactive stuff. The one secret door they did have didn’t work well. I don’t know how to describe it without giving hints to the room, but I’ll just say that every single thing you actually needed to get thru the rooms was on paper (not using objects or interacting with the space, like every other escape room we’ve been to).


On top of all that, there was an INCREDIBLE amount of useless information to distract you from actually getting through the rooms. All escape rooms have some “false hints” to add interest, but this room was mostly false hints. There was little to no indication of which information you needed in the mountain of words, colors, patterns, and number combinations that were scattered throughout the rooms. Much of the time, there were 3-5+ ways to use the information you were given. (Also there was a number that we HAD to have in order to finish, and it was rubbed off and illegible.) Without having a game master to guide or give hints when we were completely lost, most of our time was spent arranging and rearranging the useless information.


We have been to other escape rooms that we didn’t escape from, but they were still super fun! This one was just stressful and irritating to all of us 😕 Maybe escape chamber has other rooms that are better??🤷🏻‍♀️"


5 : "Had a great time. Jake was lots of help. Was super busy but didn't feel like it. Got drinks right away and found workers when needed"

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Escape Room in Urbandale, IA

Breakout Games - Des Moines

Address: 3763 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

875 reviews with an average of 4.9

Most Relevant review:

5 : "Great experience and a very helpful and on the ball staff. We completed our escape room with 14 seconds left and it was touch and go down to the wire. We will definitely be back to try the other rooms."


5 : "We had the best time - two of us solved casino with lots of time to spare, but that doesn’t mean it was easy / boring!! Luke was great. We’ve done a few escape rooms, and though this was the only one we’ve solved, I think it’s a tribute to how well it was done, not to the difficulty of the room."

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Escape Room in West Des Moines, IA

The Escape Rooms

Address: 5465 Mills Civic Pkwy #120, West Des Moines, IA 50266

137 reviews with an average of 4.8

Most Relevant review:

5 : "Love doing escape rooms, got in same day no problem on a holiday weekend. Tries the psych ward with a friend and my teenage girls. It was so much fun! The plot and puzzles were perfect. Staff was great! Will be back"


5 : "Best escape experience in Des Moines, hands down! We did the informant, and Cheyenne our guide, was amazing!"

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Escape Room in Ankeny, IA

The Escape Rooms - Ankeny

Address: 1802 SE Delaware Ave #115, Ankeny, IA 50021

55 reviews with an average of 4.9

Most Relevant review:

5 : "The most fun experience!! The workers are super nice and helpful and it’s such a nice and fun place!! I highly recommend this place!!!"


5 : "This is the second time I’ve done an escape room with this company. My second experience was amazing. I had Zoe as my clue giver and she did amazing. She was super attentive and quick with the clues. I did the New Atlantis room with one other friend and we were able to make it out. Overall an amazing experience."

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Virtual Reality Escape Room that doesn't show in the Search Result

Besides this list, we would like to introduce you to another entertainment option that will amaze you, the Virtual Reality Escape Room Experiences. VR is the technology that transforms the world that we're living in into a different reality and you'll become the virtual avatar in the new virtual world. The Google search has not been able to keep up with this amazing entertainment option. However, it's available at RezBlue Arena, Des Moines, Iowa.


RezBlue Arena brings to you the Virtual Reality Escape Room Experiences that you have never experienced before. We're working on multiple coming soon Multiplayer Escape Room Experiences that will amaze you. For now, customers can enjoy multiple Escape Room Experiences at RezBlue Arena in the Single-player Game Mode along with other Multiplayer VR Gaming Experiences and VR Laser Tag.


RezBlue VR Arena - Virtual Reality - Des Moines, IA Location

Address: 1111 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315

48 reviews with an average of 5

Most relevant review:

5 ⭐: "Had an amazing time with a last second idea for my friends birthday. The worker did great explaining stuff and walking us through everything, it was truly a great experience. My friends and I will definitely be coming back soon and with more people for the 3v3 mission X. By far my favorite part, even when me and my friend ran into eachother it was great. I know great things will come from this place. 10/10"

5 ⭐: "This place is awesome and VR is amazing. I had never experienced anything like this before. I have to tell all of my friends to try."

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