We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ruse

Closed Now: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Open today: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Review Highlights

Not gonna lie, my anxiety was a bit high walking into the building. The whole idea that I’m trapped... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Amanda C
via mobile
The Ruse

A THRILLING experience!! I took my 13 year old daughter and friend and we had a BLAST! So much so... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
via mobile
Read all 55 reviews
All photos (12)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent99%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“trophy room”(14 reviews)
“escape room”(16 reviews)
The Ruse offers a new form of high-energy active entertainment. Our goal is to engage our guests in interactive fun by building aesthetically immersive worlds that tell a story. The premise is this: Your team will race against the clock (60 minutes...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
25 Division Ave S, Suite 125, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4229
+1 616-214-7799
Improve This Listing
Reviews (55)
There are newer reviews for The Ruse
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
55 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews trophy room escape room thrilling experience control room amazing experience well thought out group of friends great fun a lot of fun guild inventor clues props blast teamwork skills challenge
Updating list...
11 - 20 of 55 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Not gonna lie, my anxiety was a bit high walking into the building. The whole idea that I’m trapped in a room was unnerving... at first. 🤭 But! The hosts were laid back, accommodating, hilarious, and engaging. The entire scenario was so well thought out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

A THRILLING experience!! I took my 13 year old daughter and friend and we had a BLAST! So much so, that we returned an hour later to do the second escape room. The attention to detail is phenomenal. We can’t wait to return again with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adventure53530635512
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I've been to 9 or 10 escape rooms in Michigan and this is for sure top 2, if not tied for first. For sure the best in GR. The variety of different puzzles and mechanics are what set it apart. You can tell the owner...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FarAway34099487596
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Our group had great time even though we did not succeed in getting out. Would recommend and would like to try the other rooms.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank usmc6567
Reviewed 30 September 2018

If you like solving puzzles, this is a fun activity. The staff here is very friendly and professional, and the facility is the perfect venue for escape room fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ed S
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I went for my bachelor party and we had a really good time. The service was great and had a fun relateable guy helping us. The room was a lot of fun, very intricate and detailed, and was well-paced so that we weren't bored or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Drew W
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Went with a big group of friends. Very fun, really challenging, good memories. I will be back to try another room.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dominic N
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The Ruse will not disappoint, their rooms are creative and expertly done! Having played escape games all over the country, we were impressed at the level of detail and craftsmanship offered by The Ruse. We will be back to escape the other rooms.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dean R F
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Our experience was full of laughter and nail biting victories no, we did not escape, but felt like winners as we high fived each other on the way out. Our group consisted of all women, ages 20-75. we completed 95% of the clues, and yes,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JumpstartMichigan
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This was our third experience with Escape Rooms. It was well done! I will definitely recommend it to others.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peggy B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 53 nearby hotels
280 reviews
.27 km away
Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown
437 reviews
.45 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown
535 reviews
.50 km away
Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
1,947 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,041 nearby restaurants
San Chez a Tapas Bistro
912 reviews
.15 km away
HopCat (Grand Rapids - Downtown )
858 reviews
.18 km away
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
385 reviews
.20 km away
Stella's Lounge
317 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 173 nearby attractions
Side Bar
11 reviews
.32 km away
Van Andel Arena
418 reviews
.29 km away
Grand Rapids Art Museum
244 reviews
.36 km away
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
218 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Ruse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines