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Great Escape Covid Protocol - What can you expect?

  • Face masks are required to enter the building for anyone over the age of 2. You may remove your mask to eat or drink as long as you are seated. This is a state mandate.
  • New separation dividers between each pair of lanes to help with social distancing.
  • We ask that you please use debit or credit cards only for limited contact.
  • Limit 6 guests per lane and 8 people per table.
  • Please maintain a 6 ft distance from fellow guests.
  • Bowling is on a first come first serve basis unless a reservation has been made prior to arrival.
  • Bowlers will leave bowling balls and shoes on lanes for our team members to sanitize.
  • Employees will be sanitizing all surfaces frequently.
  • Employees will be required to wear face coverings.
  • Managers will be taking employees temperatures when they arrive to work. If they have a temperature of 100.4 or greater they will be sent home immediately.
  • When waiting for your lane, we encourage you to visit our arcade, laser tag facility and virtual reality. We will call your cellphone when your lane is available.
  • If you still do not feel quite ready to venture out, we understand and will be here when you are ready.

Disclaimer: We are doing everything we can to protect you from COVID-19. Know that when you enter our facility you are assuming the risk of being exposed.

We look forward to seeing you!

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.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 11am-11pm
Actual close time dictated by business. Call first!

Open Bowling Times

Monday - Thursday: 11am-11pm

Friday: 11am-12am

Saturday: 9am-12am

Sunday: 11am-10pm

Actual close time dictated by business. Call first!

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

Spring Break Specials

Now Open!

50 Game Arcade

Prize Redemption Store

Virtual Reality

State-of-the-Art Laser Tag Arena

Come on in and check out all of our new attractions!

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!

Get more information about the experience now!

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