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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.

 Operation Hours

Monday-Thursday: 11AM-11PM


Friday-Saturday: 11AM-12PM


Sunday: 10AM-11PM

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

Social Hours

Monday- Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm

Friday: 11:30am - 11pm

Saturday: 11am- 11pm

Sunday: 11am 9pm

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55+ 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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" We came to Great Escape today for laser tag and arcade. Blake in the arcade was amazing! So great with Evan and very friendly. Just you should know it was such a great experience". - Christina Moffatt - Owner of Crème Cupcakes + Dessert, Des Moines

We had an appreciation party for ministry volunteers on Saturday, and it was a GREAT experience. Andréa made the planning process so easy and took great care of us the whole time. The food was amazing, and having our own space in the banquet room and VIP lanes made the event feel extra special. Our team had so much fun while being able to relax together and celebrate all the hard work they had put in. THANK YOU Andréa and Great Escape! -Mackenzie Green

"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

I booked an event with Lena, and she was amazing!!! She was quick to reply, answered all my questions, and was so sweet!!! She even made our group a sign for our private room! Denise was our server, and she was beyond sweet!! I am so impressed with the service we received plus the quality of the games, and bowling! The food of course too was yummy!!! Thank you, Lena, and Denise, for making our group event so wonderful and making sure it ran smoothly! We will be back!-Kenzie

"Thank you so much for the awesome experience and delicious food! We had a blast!" - Goodell Middle School & YWRC

On behalf of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of central Iowa, I wanted to say thank you to Great Escape for helping make 2022 Bowl for Kids' Sake a SUCCESS. We raised $230,000.00 last month to help defend the potential of youth in our community. By allowing us to hold our event at your venue, you helped us beyond exceed our fundraising goal. Thank you for supporting BBBSCI!!-Emily Kriegel