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FAQ’s

What does "Private Room" mean?

Private rooms mean it will only be you and your team in your room. You will never be surprised with playing with strangers here, unless you bring the strangers. ๐Ÿ™‚

What if more people want to come with than I originally booked?

Because EVERY room is a private it is very easy to add additional players. As long as you have less than the maximum number of total players they can simply join you at the time of your booking and pay the difference on arrival.

Is this Scary/Dangerous?
NOOOO! Our rooms are definitely not scary or dangerous. The only time we may have any scare in an Escape Room is for a seasonal Halloween Room (and that we will highly notate when/if it occurs)
Is this appropriate for kids, teens, adults?
Absolutely it’s appropriate for ALL ages! We’ve had everyone from 7-91 years old have a great time! It never ceases to amaze us how our games can bring all generations together. We’ve had young kids, teens, , college aged, to folks in their eighties all have a fantastic time in every one of our rooms. If you have a birthday….or maybe an un-birthday you’ll have a great time!
Do I need to have knowledge about the theme before playing?
Not at all! All of our games are created in a way that you will not need to know any outside knowledge. They tend to be created so people of all ages with any type of education will be challenged, but not find impossible. We thrive on the “ah ha” moments our players have during every game.
How long does it take?
Most of our games are 60 minutes in length. If you get out before the 60 minute mark, it usually is not by much and congratulations you and your team have truly accomplished something great! We STRONGLY encourage our guests to be here approximately 10-15 minutes before the reserved time so we can go over the pre-briefing, use the bathroom if need be, and answer any questions you may have.
Are minors allowed to play by themselves?
Yes they are…..BUT this is at our discretion, so please ask. Unlike many other Escape Room we do allow kids to play in the Escape Rooms by themselves, BUT you are ultimately responsible for their actions and we do require each minor to have a parent/guardian to sign our waiver for them (Waiver can be found at the bottom of the online booking section on this website). We have had numerous kids play both with and without their parents and they have all had a spectacular time!
Will we be playing with strangers?
No, you and your team will have a private room all to yourselves! Unlike the vast majority of U.S. based Escape Rooms, every room is a private room! One of our “mantra’s” here at The Great Escape of La Crosse is if you want to play an Escape Room with Strangers…..you’ll have to bring the strangers! ๐Ÿ™‚
What does "Private Room" mean?
Each group will have “3 official hints” to use or not use as you want…..use them wisely and you and your team will do great! We have also been known to give a nudge here and there if (and only if) a group is severely stuck on something for “too long” on occasion. Our goal is to make sure every team has a wonderful time.
What if my team and I really can't figure out the puzzle?
Each group will have “3 official hints” to use or not use as you want…..use them wisely and you and your team will do great! We have also been known to give a nudge here and there if (and only if) a group is severely stuck on something for “too long” on occasion. Our goal is to make sure every team has a wonderful time.
What if my team is late?
Please try and arrive a little early (10-15 minutes). If you are going to be running late, PLEASE call us at 608-571-ROOM (7666) as soon as possible. Since we run only private rooms, you have booked during a time-slot someone else could have been here, so please understand that it is nearly impossible for us to re-book that time-slot last minute and you may be charged in full for your reserved time without adequate time for us to schedule someone else. If at all possible we will get you going as soon as possible, as long as it’s not going to back up the rest of the reservations throughout the day. We try and go above and beyond for our guests at all times, but truly understand that by being late you may likely be affecting other teams by doing so. By policy we do require a minimum of 24 hours notice for all cancellations and reschedules. Thank you for understanding.
How many players can play, how many are suggested?
Most of our rooms are designed for up to 8 players, unless notated within the description of the game itself. What we have found (after watching thousands of players) after 8 players within an Escape Room communication can often become very difficult and “sub-teams” occur. In a game that relies on communication and working together it’s vital to have great communication, so we have chosen to keep a maximum of 8 players to ensure you the best possible game! If there is a requirement of a minimum and/or maximum number of players it will be notated on each individual game as well. NOTE: 2 Person Teams – it is possible to escape with only 2 players, BUT our suggestion is to try and get at least 4-5 players…..it will make your experience WAY better and the possibility of escape much more feasible! (This may not apply to “veteran escapees” that have a bit of experience under the belts.)
I've played an Escape Game online, is this the same thing?
Yes and a BIG no…… the concept is similar, but in a real-life Escape Room you interact with the world around you, utilize fun cooperation and teamwork, and ultimately have an experience your phone or online simply cannot recreate. These games are not meant to have players sitting down, but rather moving around and working together to escape the room!
Do you sell Gift Certificates?

Absolutely and they’re easy to purchase for yourself or someone else! Simply click on the “Online Booking” tab above, scroll towards the bottom, click on Gift Vouchers. From there you can either email it directly to yourself or forward it to someone else’s email….easy right!?!?

Where are you located?
We are tucked between Fayze’s and Cabin Coffee downtown La Crosse at 203 South 4th Street, downtown La Crosse. If for some reason you can’t find us call 608-571-ROOM (7666) and we’ll get you here!

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Team Building

How will The Great Escape of LaCrosse benefit your team

Escape Rooms

Search for hidden compartments, secret passageways, and clues to plot your Great Escape.

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Channel your inner lumberjack and experience this unique sport. Now open in Downtown LaCrosse.

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Don't take our word for it. Check out what people have said about The Great Escape of Lacrosse.

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4.9 out of 5 Stars

  • 5 star ratingAmazing, Challenging and FUN! We had a small group from work that did this for part of our holiday party, can't say enough about it. You can't lose going to this place, it is as advertised...fun and a team building experience. It's an intense hour, we did Area 51. I would highly recommend, we will be going back again!

    Kim B
    12/12/2019
  • 5 star ratingFamily Christmas Present I took my kids and their significant others to the Great Escape for christmas instead of exchanging gifts. This was an amazing time and I would for sure do it again. It was way better than exchanging gifts.

    Christine M
    7/02/2019
  • 5 star ratingTeam Bonding I organized a team bonding night for work. The employees worked with our schedule and made the whole process very easy. We did the Tunnels Beneath room and it was fantastic. It was intricate and interesting and held the attention of our whole adult group for the full hour. Will definitely be using this place again.

    jamesD4744XV
    11/07/2019
  • 5 star ratingExcellent Family Fun This was our second time we booked an escape room with The Great Escape of La Crosse. It was total family entertainment and an absolute blast. We have experienced both the Lost Relic and Mad Hatter. Both were excellent.

    We immediately booked a second visit for the following weekend. The staff is wonderful and very professional. Canโ€™t wait to return.

    scubaw
    12/29/2018
  • 5 star ratingWonderful experience! My family and I went to The Great Escape over graduation weekend, and we had a great time! It was a great way to spend an hour of our afternoon! Would definitely return in the future!

    AnnaLK1212
    5/13/2019
  • 5 star ratingAwesome time! My husband and I took our college aged kids and had a great time. We didnโ€™t know what to expect and when it was over we wanted to try another room immediately. We will make this an annual night out when the kids are home from school.

    Erikbridge
    3/18/2019
  • 5 star ratingLots of fun! It was an awesome time! Made it out of the room (Area 51) with one minute left! We will be back again!

    rebeccalM2620HN
    2/16/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat for Large Groups We had a large group (25 people) and they made it work perfectly. We split into the different rooms so no one was crowded, and everyone enjoyed their time. The staff was more than accommodating and everyone was able to escape just in time. I'd highly recommend them for any large group training with staff or friends!

    dbrookez
    12/11/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat time my group had a great time. it was a great way to find out how others thoughts process. Definitely need to be observant and willing to follow the directions of the hints otherwise it will delay your process.

    Stacey S
    2/13/2019
  • 5 star ratingSo much fun We had so much fun. I have done three rooms now and each one is different. If your looking for an activity to get together with family or friends then I highly recommend The great escape. Fun for everyone. Staff was great, place was great. Everything was great.

    kristink743
    1/05/2020
  • 5 star ratingKeep coming back The great escape of La Crosse on 4th st is a fantastic escape room. I always feel challenged in the rooms and never feel like it's an easy escape. My favorite room so far is the area 51 room! It isn't a linear challenge, but a multilayered puzzle that takes a great team to escape. I know I'll keep coming back. The owner is fantastic and an involved individual in the community. His axe throwing bar down the street is a must visit after an hour locked up in a room!

    Bert M
    1/15/2019
  • 5 star ratingLoved the GREAT ESCAPE!!! Very well done! Challenging and the perfect amount of clues!!! We had a fun time, were celebrating a birthday! What Fun!

    Destination754247
    3/08/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat clues, great people! We had a BLAST! 4 people who had never done an Escape room and 3 "veterans" all were pushed to the limit and cooperated in the event. The staff are fun and funny, helpful but not too much :); lots of free nearby parking, easy to locate, clean and good website.

    Cheri O
    12/25/2018

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Noon - 8:00pm
Thursday: Noon - 8: 00pm
Friday: Noon - 10:00pm
Saturday: Noon - 10:00pm
Sunday: Noon - 8:00pm

608-571-7666

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203 S. 4th St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
escapelacrosse@gmail.com