Grab your friends, family, and anyone else you can find and head to one of the exciting escape rooms in Michigan!
These real-life adventure games are more than a great time: they’re a great team-building activity and make a fun date night, too. Even if you’re not a fan of puzzles and mysteries, Escape Rooms are lots of fun. Trust me, there is something quite satisfying in knowing that you’ve located hidden objects and solved the mystery.
An escape room is a live, themed adventure where you use lateral thinking skills and reason to find clues and solve puzzles. Usually, 60 minutes long, escape room games are a great indoor activity that challenges us to exercise our brain, which is always a great thing to do!
Read on for 15 of our favorite Michigan escape games and be sure and say hello to the game master for us!
PRO-TIP: If you decide to go, be sure to check ahead for both game and price changes.
Escape Rooms in East and Southeast Michigan
Fifth Wall Escape
1930 Hilton Rd #100, Ferndale, MI 48220
We love this fun escape room with immersive games based on real-life historical events. The “Purple Gang” game is based on Detroit’s own notorious band of Prohibition-era mobsters, imagining you as part of a squad of Detroit police in 1929, with a mission to find out the details of a murderous plan being hatched by the gang with the notorious Chicago mob. There’s a Harry Houdini game focusing on the famed magician’s fateful performance in Detroit, and one based in a wooded cabin in west Michigan.
Cost: Ranges from $15 – $30 per person
5204 Jackson Rd STE F, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Featuring real-life games for both adults and kids 9-17 years, and virtual reality games for ages 12+, this is one of the most popular escape rooms in southeast Michigan. You’ll find four awesome real-life game rooms at this Ann Arbor escape room, including the Candy Caper, where you must search for the secret recipe to save Grandpa’s chocolate shop, or Castaway Island, where you’re stuck on a deserted island with flip-flops and a broken radio. Can you make it back to civilization, or at least downtown Ann Arbor MI?
Cost: $28 per person
561 Wildwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
This fun escape room in Jackson, MI has different themes, including The Attic, The Back Alley and the popular ” You Have Been Chosen,” which requires you to flex your brain muscle while traveling through time and space. They also offer “Sip and Solve,” a hybrid game night featuring with trivia, puzzles, and other fun challenges.
Cost: Tickets range from $25-$28 per person
Breakout Escape Rooms Royal Oak
222 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Located just minutes from Detroit MI, you’ll find a variety of game options, including both 60-minute or 75 minute escape games at Breakout Escape Rooms Royal Oak. The Ringmaster’s Den, an inspired favorite, places you at a circus where you’re desperately trying to escape a locked trailer before the ringmaster transforms you into a circus sideshow freak. With other locations in Ann Arbor, Lansing, MI, and Warren, you’ll find a wide variety of games from which to choose here. If you go to the Warren location, be sure and consider the Zombie Roadhouse.
Cost: $32 per person
3170 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
With locations in both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, the highly-rated Decode Detroit escape rooms offer fun for all ages. Choose from fun games like “Around the World in 80 Days,” which takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to iconic destinations around the world, or the outdoor “Drive-In Adventure,” where you help work on a teleportation device.
Cost: $33 per person
Escape Room Novi
Fountain Walk, 44325 W 12 Mile Rd H175, Novi MI 48377
You’ll find 10 escape rooms as well as two mini-games that last just 15 minutes at this Escape Room in Novi’s Fountain Walk. There’s a wide range of difficulty, as well as a range in the fear factor, which makes it nice for the younger crowd as well as the easily-frightened.
Cost: $10-$32 per person
34 Oakland Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342
Billed as one of the largest escape rooms in the United States, Erebus Escape is located in a 30,000 squares foot building filled with themed adventures ranging from a lifelike (I think) Prison Escape to the family-friendly “Once Upon a Time” and “Storybook Kingdom.” Erebus is also one of Michigan’s top haunted houses.
Cost: $32 per person
The Hallway Entertainment
Escape Room Center in Port Huron, Michigan
You’ll find escape rooms, game nights, and even escape dinners at this fun spot in Port Huron MI. Choose from a variety of escape games like “Wizard School,” “Airplane Escape” and “70s Cabin Mystery.” There’s also an amazing “Kids City,” where you can relax with a cup of coffee while your children check out the kid-sized town, complete with a diner, grocery store, dress store, and tree house!.
Cost: $25 per person
Mid- Michigan Escape Rooms
Challenges East Lansing Adventure Escape Rooms
3044 E Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Choose from five fun adventures at this East Lansing escape room. From “Pharaoh’s Revenge” to “Special Agent Code War,” you’ll find a wide range of difficulty-level in these unique escape games.
Cost: $27.95 per person
806 S Mission St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858M
Mount Pleasant’s newest game room offers two rooms with puzzles and clues that match each room’s theme.
Cost: $25 per person
4310 Miller Rd, Flint, MI 48507
You’ll find both escape rooms and real-life treasure hunts with real-life prizes, too. Located in mid-Michigan this Flint escape room offers five fun and unique escape rooms. The “Escape the 80’s” game is fun with a scary caveat for those unable to escape: “…failure presents the daunting probability of living with parachute pants and jelly bracelets, or worse, vanishing forever.”
Cost: Around $28 per person
West Michigan Escape Rooms
Grand Haven Room Escape
1051 Jackson St, Grand Haven, MI 49417
If you’re vising beautiful Grand Haven, MI, don’t miss this escape room game where you can solve clues riddles, and puzzles. Choose from games like Prison Break, The Morgue, and The Attic!
Cost: starts at $23 per person
Grand Rapids Escape Room
2675 E Paris Ave SE Ste. A, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
All ages are welcome at the Escape Room Grand Rapids, where you can choose from four different rooms, each with a unique theme. “Licastro’s Lair,” involves a castle with a Dracula-like resident, and “The Cure” has you battling against time to thwart bioterrorists!
4298 Niles Rd #1, St Joseph, MI 49085
Headed to St. Joseph, one of Michigan’s top beach towns? This escape room offers unique escape room experiences with exclusive storylines and puzzles that are enjoyable to everyone regardless of age or skill level. After you solve the puzzle, head over to the famous Silver Beach and take in the amazing Lake Michigan vista with the lighthouse in the background. They are simply stunning any time of the year!
Cost: Temporarily closed
Escape Rooms in Northern Michigan and the U.P.
130 W Washington St l4, Marquette, MI 49855
The hip town of Marquette is the home to some of the most popular escape games in Michigan. What better place to find clues and crack codes than the shores of Lake Superior? The games here a unique and challenging; imagine yourself trapped in a submerged WW2-era war ship and the equipment is failing, on the trail of a serial killer, or lost at night in the deep dark woods of the Upper Peninsula.
Cost: $32 per person
Alecatraz Escape Room
221 Garland St, Traverse City, MI 49684
Located in the Workshop Brewing Company, you can test your problem-solving skills and work as a team to break out of our infamous escape rooms in the famous Alcatraz Prison. Choose from adventures like “Dr. Picoloo’s Lab” and The “Wardens Office,” where you’ll have one hour to work with your team to find clues, solve puzzles, and win the game. With so many great Traverse City breweries in the area, you’ll want to be sure to add this one to your list!