Your Guide to Local Escape Rooms

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Escape Rooms have taken the Tampa Bay area by storm lately! With unique rooms, quality time with loved ones, and the pressure to get out, they are an exciting way to spend a day night! For those of you wondering “what exactly is an escape room?”, don’t fret! This new craze features live-action games, based around a team. Therefore, each team must race against the clock to solve mysteries, uncover clues, and piece together puzzles to escape the room before you run out of time. Because of the increased popularity surrounding escape rooms, the Tampa area is now home to a plethora of different venues for your enjoyment. Check out some of the most popular escape style experiences the Tampa Bay area has to offer!

Can You Escape?

5811 Memorial HWY #203-08, Tampa, FL, 33615

Can You Escape has gained generous popularity, so much so that TripAdvisor named it the #1 Tampa escape room! Every single room here is themed, timed, immersive, and challenging. You’ll really have to put your brain and your team to good use here. Can You Escape offers five different rooms such as the Escape from the Office, Medieval Adventure, Escape from London, Live Zombie Run, and the Soviet Spy Room. Each room is ranked by difficulty, with the Office being the easiest and the Soviet Spy ranking in as the hardest. Guests can book their room online. But be sure to book ahead because rooms fill up quickly.

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American Escape Rooms

2707 University Square Drive, Tampa, FL, 33612

American Escape Rooms is a chain of escape rooms in Tampa, Orlando, and Tallahassee. Just like other rooms, American Escape Rooms is totally immersive and forces guests to problem solve and escape within 60 minutes. Pricing starts at just $16 per person with $12 dollar return tickets giving it an incredible appeal to those dating on a budget! Booking can be done online, by date, city, and room! Rooms include Bomb!, Madness!, and Virus! Not to mention, each room is divided into a subcategory, for instance, the Bomb subcategory is Cold War Crisis, Madness is Mad Professor’s Asylum, and Virus is Zombie Apocalypse! Check them out!

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Rabbit Hole Escape Rooms

5205 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL, 33603

Rabbit Hole Escape Rooms is owned and operated by Amy and Kieran, Seminole Heights residents who fell in love with escape rooms back in 2014. One year later, Rabbit Hole Escape Rooms was born. Amy and Kieran claim that due to their knowledge of other escape rooms, they know what makes a room great and not so great, With their knowledge, and experience they strive to bring the best rooms with the most unique themes. Current room options include Shadows of the Skunk Ape pt. 1 and 2, Secrets of the Skunk Ape pt. 1 and 1, and Alice’s Tee Time. You must check out Rabbit Hole Escape Rooms for an experience like no other.

Photo Credit: Rabbit Hole Escape Games

The Great Escape Room

300 E. Madison Street #301, Tampa, FL, 33602

Head over to The Great Escape Room for a classic escape room experience. Guests can reserve their rooms anytime and online for convenience. This establishment offers their experience to small groups to private parties and team-building exercises. They offer a wide range of rooms such as Escape the Colosseum a 100 Minute Adventure, Professor Moriarty’s Gamer Adventure or Sherlock Holmes’ Library: Scavenger Hunts, The President’s Bunker or Dr. Watson’s Infirmary: Traditional Rooms, and an off-site event for 40 or more called On the Run! Check out this award-winning experience!

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Imagine EscapeGames

2830 Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL, 33613

Check out Imagine EscapeRooms for an escape room with over 800 reviews via Google! Similar to Rabbit Hole, Imagine EscapeGames was started by Mike and Haley Linguist who designed and developed every room at Imagine. The pair says: “We didn’t want just a room full of puzzles, we wanted a world in which, for one hour, you could suspend disbelief and become COMPLETELY IMMERSED IN OUR STORY WORLD. So we set out to build just that.” One neat thing about Imagine EscapeGames is that their whole establishment revolves around one storyline. Each room can be played individually however, the Linguists recommend the games be played consecutively to experience its full potential. There are four games ranging in difficulty starting with The Alleyway Vigilantes ranking as the easiest and Dream Weaver coming in at the hardest. Book online now to reserve your spot(s)!

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America’s Escape Game

10033 Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL, 33618

Not to be confused with America’s Escape Rooms, America’s Escape Game is another interactive experience and proud member of the International Association of Escape Games. This spot offers three rooms such as the Crisis at 1600, Pandemic, and Asylum. Guests may book each room individually online. America’s Escape Game also offers rooms for team building and private parties so book now!

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If you haven’t experienced an escape room by now, here’s your chance! Every single listed room is extremely successful, popular, and adrenaline pumping. Book a room for your next date night, a group date, family outing, or team-building exercise. Good Luck!

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For more date night ideas, check out a Pottery Date Night or Axe Throwing and Smash Rooms.


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