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Escape Bloomington, Springfield & Peoria

The #1 rated Fun and Games attraction in Bloomington | Normal, Springfield & Peoria


Ushering in a new era of interactive entertainment, escape-themed games bring a broad range of excitement and emotions as you learn just how good (or bad) you are at working with a team of people you may not even know to reach the same goal.  

Win or lose, you won’t soon forget the experience.


After your first escape, you'll be hooked, which is why we have three scenarios, each requiring varying levels of ninja-like brain powers, running all at the same time!


You cannot escape unless you work together. Leaders emerge, creativity ignites, and communication is the key! (no pun intended) In the room - everyone is equal.


With time working against you, your team must use clues, common sense, and problem solving skills to find your path to freedom before the clock runs out!


Short Answer: EVERYONE!
If you love to solve puzzles, riddles and play escape games online, this game is for you! SMARTpath & Escape will take you to the next level, where you can challenge your skills online, against friends and/or strangers in a real life escape room.
Get whisked away to another world and find yourself immersed in this refreshingly new-age experience. Escape is a great way to spend memorable time with your friends and family as you race to escape the room within 60 minutes. ​
Whether you’re traveling by yourself or with a group, Escape is a must for live-action puzzles that combine riddles with the aim of being able to escape from a room. This unique game gives you a break from reality and is packed with fun.
Escape is great for team building and corporate fun. Everyone shares a common objective, which is to escape the room by working together in the most efficient way possible. It encourages lateral thinking skills and communication.


Explore one of our exhilarating escapes in Normal IL,  Bloomington IL, and Springfield IL area. Live escape rooms include a tea party in the woods, exploring mysteries in a hidden temple and trying to outwit a beast in an old cabin. Book today – it will be the most fun you’ve had in a while!


Bloomington, IL
You’re late, you’re late for a very important date! The Queen is demanding an audience with you in sixty minutes and not one minute later. The last person who was late for a meeting with her majesty was….well lets just say heads rolled that day.

Mysteries of the Temple

Bloomington, IL

Legends tell of a hidden temple deep in the jungle, left by an ancientcivilization with a penchant for riddles and secrets. Your mentor,
Professor Trout, has spent a lifetime researching this civilization.
Recently he discovered something huge in his research.

Cursed Moon Rising

Bloomington, IL
A hike through the woods takes a frightening turn when you end up lost in the woods. Stumbling across a dimly lit cabin, you assume will be your safe house, but that quickly turns into a haunting experience with a creature you can barely fend off.

Sherlock Holmes,
"Murder Once More"

Springfield, IL
The streets of London are once more touched by that most insidious of crimes: murder most foul, and no leads to go on. Unfortunately, the city’s premiere detective, Sherlock Holmes, is out on his own business–not that that will stop him from rendering his assistance.
The telegraph message came through not long ago. Now here you are, searching the clues left for you in the parlor of Sherlock Holmes himself. But there’s not much time before the killer skips town; can you solve the mystery in time?

Grimm's Cabin

Springfield, IL

Deep in the darkest part of the woods, one can find a tiny cabin. It’s said that in this cabin the tales of two brothers were collected and put to print. Today, those stories haunt it, drawing those foolish enough to enter into themselves. The only escape is at the end of the story.

The Great Art Heist

Springfield, IL

The Dragon’s Egg: beautiful, priceless, thought lost for years before its recent rediscovery… and your next target. Your band of thieves and outlaws has set their sights on this treasure, now held securely in the vaults of the Stone Art Museum. But you’re professionals, more than up to the challenge. Break in to the curator’s office, steal the egg, get out before anyone even knows you’re there. The countdown begins on the most daring heist of the century…


Most frequent questions and answers
Escape is a real life escape the room game. The participants work together using communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills to solve the mysteries of the room.
You have 60 minutes.  One Team.  One Goal. Escape. Real life escape room games are a unique form of entertainment. The perfect, affordable option for group outings, date night, family get togethers, and more! Celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, retirement, bachelor/bachelorette parties or any occasion with a group of friends and/or co-workers and create memories for years to come! No one can escape a room alone and because it is a mental challenge, there is no physical activity required.  Therefore, Escape is a great form of team building for corporate entities, youth groups, leadership groups, sports, family, etc.)  Break out of the usual boring Team Building routine – Escape!

When you arrive, a Game Master will greet you and check you in.  Each participant is required to sign a waiver.  Once all participants have arrived, we will provide a brief orientation.   You and your team will then be locked in your room.  You have 60 minutes to complete the activity. Once finished, a celebratory photo will be taken and for team building groups, we will then head to the debriefing room for a short, facilitated debrief with a Team Building Coach (optional).  There are no special skills required, nor brainiacs needed.  You will rely on the strengths of everyone in your group to lead you to success. 

We do require reservations to be made at least 30 minutes in advance.  That being said, we can fill up rather quickly so we suggest you book as far in advance as possible. Due to the nature of our events, we cannot offer refunds. Our games are live and timed, so we cannot offer refunds for any circumstance. You can, however substitute.  Just drop us an email or give us a call so we can update your reservation. 

Unless you book a private experience or purchase all the tickets for the room, you may be joined with others.  Each game has a different number of players. The minimum for all games is 2 players. Keep in mind that the more players you have, the more brainpower you have, thus the more chance you have of escaping.

Our rooms are designed for players 14+. Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.

Games are $28 per person. Student tickets are $20. (Students include anyone under 18 or 18 and older with a valid, current college ID. NOTE: Students under 18 do not need to show an ID, but do need a waiver signed  by a legal parent or guardian)

Our rooms are designed with mental challenges in mind. You will be on your feet and walking around for an hour.

Yes and no. You will be in a room with a locked door, but there is an emergency key located next to each door and at any time you should feel you need to leave the room, you are welcome to.  The door will also open easily with a gentle tug.

Yes. Have your friends book the same game and time slot as you. Or, book all of your friends at once.

With the purchase of up to 6 adult tickets (for most rooms), you can make your event private. This means it will only be your party in the room. Additional participants above the 6 are at the standard ticket price.

Drinks and/or food may not be brought into our game establishments. NOTE: People found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be turned away from the game and listed as a no-show.

All ticket sales are final. Once purchased, we cannot give out refunds for cancellations or for being late.

Our rooms are monitored via CCTV by our friendly Game Master, who will be available to provide hints or clues to assist you should you need them. However, we believe the satisfaction lies in escaping the room with minimal assistance.

Other Services

Innovative coaching, professional development, and consulting in the classroom.
Opportunities for teamwork can provide transferable skills related to trust, working together, and problem-solving with others.

Our Escape Room games are sure to please! You and your friends & family are locked in for 60 minutes.  Can you escape?

Effective, memorable, and fun training and team building programs for your staff.

Start a meeting, add an icebreaker to an event, entertain your guests! Easy to implement and accessible via any device with an internet connection.

Want to take the party offsite?  Try our At Home Escape Games that can be completed anywhere, anytime! 

Looking for an event for a large corporate group, athletic team, youth organization or other entity?  Lockbox Showdowns are perfect and can scale to any size.  Promote collaboration, creativity and all out FUN! 

Meeting Minders are 15 minute “escape room” type activities that will bring your team together and challenge them collaborate and think critically to solve the task(s) at hand. 

Get in Touch

Phone: (309) 585-1559
Bloomington: 4 Yount Dr. Ste 4 Bloomington, IL 61704

Springfield: 2501 Chatham Rd Ste 300 Springfield, IL 62704
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