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Great Escape Is Your Home For Family Fun In Des Moines

Great Escape - The Ultimate Experience is a locally owned family entertainment center in Des Moines featuring 24 bowling lanes, laser tag, 50+ game arcade, virtual reality and Social - Eats & Crafts (restaurant located in Great Escape). The mission for this business is to create a valuable experience every day, in every way, for everyone.

Great Escape specializes in group events, corporate group outings, team building activities, VIP boutique bowling suite, adult and youth birthday parties, open bowling, bowling clubs, laser tag, arcade, great food and great fun.

At Social - Eats & Crafts you will find a menu inspired by modern American cuisine. Social represents great food and a variety of craft beers. Social - Eats & Crafts offers 30 draft beers with 26 craft beers. Learn more about Social.

All reservations must be booked 48 hours prior.
Call Andrea at 515-263-1700 ext. 213 or email

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50 Game Arcade

Prize Redemption Store

Virtual Reality

State-of-the-Art Laser Tag Arena

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Celebrate your Group Outing or Event at Great Escape!

Great Escape is the premier choice for your upcoming holiday party or event! We have just what you need to make this year's event memorable.

From your company outing, office holiday party, or maybe your own family celebrations, Great Escape has the space, attractions (bowling, laser tag, arcade, etc.) and food to make all those attending happy!

Sounds pretty great right? Then don't wait and secure your date today!

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"Didn't think service really existed anymore, especially after 2020. However, the staff at the Great Escape proved me wrong! Service was above and beyond. I had made a request when we arrived to have a TV brought into our dinner area so that we could view a game being aired that evening. They had the TV but needed some component to make it happen. They sent someone out to buy that component, just so we could watch the game! From our arrival to the time we departed, the service was nonstop and excellent in all regards!!! Hats off to the staff at the Great Escape!!! Good reflection on the owner!" - Bruce Benson

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