The Fantastic Escape!

The Fantastic Escape is Eastern Iowa's newest escape room game venue, 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.

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, as well as many theatrical productions here in Eastern Iowa.

fantastic escape


Cold War Check In

Congratulations! You have just graduated from the National Spy Academy...but can you really trust your classmates? One of you has been accused of being a double agent. You have one more hour of freedom until the authorities arrive for the interrogation.

Captain Nemo's Wrath

You're discovered as stow aways aboard Captain Nemo's infamous Nautilus Submarine. To keep his submarine from enemies hands, Nemo and his crew have scuttled the ship. You just have one hour to solve the puzzles and escape, or be trapped forever at the bottom of the sea.

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!?

Widget for escape room "Cold War Check In"