The Fantastic Escape!

The Fantastic Escape is Eastern Iowa's highest rated escape rooms. With an emphasis on story, theatrics and an immersive environment, our games feel like you've stepped in to a movie! Find the hidden room, crawl through a grid of lasers, deactivate a bomb or sail away on the high seas! Each of our rooms are an adventure!


Our original location is just 20 minutes from Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, nestled in Iowa's Creative Corridor in the historic Mount Vernon/Lisbon community. Take a journey through time, feel the tension of being accused as a double agent in the 1960's Cold War era, or get trapped on Captain Nemo's Nautilus for an 19th Century adventure on the high seas.

Cedar Rapids

Come check us out at our NEW Cedar Rapids Location, next to US Bank in the Lindale Mall parking lot. We have 2 one hour escape rooms, The Forgetful Elf and The Statford Jewels. We also have 2 short escape rooms that are 10-15 minutes, The Shed and Turbulence! (part ride/part escape room, ALL FUN!)

What is an Escape Room?

Escape Rooms are live action video games where you're "locked" in a room (don't worry, you're not really locked in a room) and have one hour to solve the puzzles and escape the room! It's a battle of wits while you race against the clock, with the ultimate challenge to make a Fantastic Escape!

Who makes the puzzles?

The Fantastic Escape Game Masters are passionate gamers with backgrounds in scenic art, storytelling, and engineering, creating unique and challenging puzzles that are fun for everyone.

Our artists/game designers have worked for premier entertainment venues in the world, building props and sets for Orlando area theme parks, Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights, Cedar Rapid's NeverMoor: Tales of the Strange as well as many theatrical productions here in Eastern Iowa.

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Our original location, on Main Street in the historical Mount Vernon/Lisbon community. We have 2 hour long escape rooms, Road Trip '66 and Nemo's Wrath.

Cedar Rapids - Now OPEN!

Our new location, in the 1st Ave side of Lindale Mall, in theparking lot next to US Bank. We have 3 escape rooms, The Forgetful Elf, Turbulence!, and The Shed. A fourth room, The Statford Jewels is opening soon!

Ready for a Fantastic Escape!?

Are you up for a challenge? Ready to try a live escape room game experience? Can you defeat our game masters and make a FANTASTIC ESCAPE!?

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