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 Escape Artist KC

408 E 18th St, Suite B, Kansas City, MO 64108-1410
+1 620-392-3585
Website
Save
Review Highlights
We made it

The puzzle master room was cool. We finished it in time and the director than asked our opinion on... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2018
lecuru
,
Shawnee, Kansas
via mobile
Disappointed

My review is of my overall experience, not only the room. I made a reservation for Sunday morning... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
KELLY P
,
TAMPA
via mobile
Read all 47 reviews
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Escape Artist KC is a live action escape the room puzzle in downtown Kansas City's Crossroads Art District located at 18th and Oak, across from Grinder's famous restaurant. The idea is that your group of up to 8 people are put in a room and given a short back-story to explain your mission, the rules, and how everything works... The game is to uncover clues, find items such as keys or hidden messages, solve riddles, unravel brainteasers, crack codes, which, in combination lead to a solution or key that allow your group to solve the puzzle. You have one hour! Your team must work together or suffer in defeat! It truly requires all types and levels of thinking, intellect, and skill to beat the clock and win the game. Cost: Between $14 and $25 per player, based on group size.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“a lot of fun” (4 reviews)
“broker” (7 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
408 E 18th St, Suite B, Kansas City, MO 64108-1410
CONTACT
Website
+1 620-392-3585
Write a ReviewReviews (47)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 4 reviews
"great family fun"
in 2 reviews
"broker"
in 7 reviews
"mystery"
in 5 reviews
"clues"
in 10 reviews
"hints"
in 4 reviews
"room"
in 26 reviews
"blast"
in 6 reviews
"teamed"
in 2 reviews
"teen"
in 2 reviews
"kc"
in 9 reviews
"game"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

The puzzle master room was cool. We finished it in time and the director than asked our opinion on the room since it was brand new.

Thank lecuru
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

My review is of my overall experience, not only the room. I made a reservation for Sunday morning at 10:30am. It said to arrive 15 min early, so we did, and the door was locked. I called several times and got a recording. I left...More

1  Thank KELLY P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We went to the Broke, Broker, Broken room for some birthday fun for our two youngest kids. The entire family had a great time looking for clues, trying to solve the mystery, and finding the stolen money. Our hostess Janet was the best! She greeted...More

Thank Christopher I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed October 3, 2017

There are many facilities for escape rooms in KC and this one is, truth be told, perhaps the weakest. There was very little in the way of tech or innovation as most every "tricky" puzzle was something I had encountered before at a different facility....More

Thank David M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Our group had a great time in the Broke, Broker, Broken room. The puzzles were challenging, but not impossible, and Cheston was very helpful with the hints! Will definitely go back when they open more rooms!

Thank asmith1121
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 8, 2017

There is only one room at this facility and it started off bad. We arrived and nobody was there, fortunately the door was open so we were able to wait and work on the jigsaw puzzle until someone arrived. The room still had to be...More

Thank Trinity V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 13, 2017

This was a great experience. Our family of 4 (all adults) was teamed up with another group of 4. We worked really well together, and it took all of our efforts to escape. Cheston was a great help on feeding us hints or setting us...More

Thank Annie44876
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 1, 2017

This was a blast! The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. We would love to go back when their new rooms open!

Thank Kelly C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Recommend for teen to adults. Would not recommend for younger children. Used this as a team building exercise for work group. I would do this again! I would have liked to be able to take photos of the group or at least be provided with...More

1  Thank Shelia G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 8, 2017

This is a really fun and challenging escape room! My boyfriend and I did this and it was such a fun bonding experience. Janet checked us in and was there to offer a hint over the monitor if we needed one. Thanks Janet and thanks...More

Thank Jennifer A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Kansas City
Home2 Suites Kansas City Downtown
28 reviews
.41 km away
Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center
55 reviews
.59 km away
Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center
59 reviews
.65 km away
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
1,755 reviews
.74 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates
164 reviews
.14 km away
Grinders
369 reviews
.06 km away
Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery
8 reviews
.32 km away
Nara Kansas City
138 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tom's Town Distilling Co.
142 reviews
.43 km away
Sprint Center
341 reviews
.61 km away
The College Basketball Experience
210 reviews
.74 km away
Kansas City Symphony
54 reviews
.60 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Escape Artist KC staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit