Escape rooms are becoming more and more popular across the country. Teams of 4-10 people are locked in a room and have about 60 minutes to escape. Using the clues in the room, teams must crack the codes and solves the puzzles to escape. Escape rooms are great fun for friends, families, even team building with your co-workers. Here are some of the best escape rooms in Louisiana.
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1. 13th Gate Escape (Baton Rouge)
The minds behind one of the most haunted houses in the country have come together to introduce the 13th gate escape. Teams of 4-8 people can attempt one of their six themed rooms, all varying in fear factor levels. From psychological thrillers, adventure, and just straight up horror, you might not sleep well after a trip to the 13th gate escape. Located at 800 St. Phillip Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
2. Clue Carré (New Orleans)
Test your critical thinking skills in one of their five New Orleans themed rooms. In the haunted swamp room, you’re tasked with figuring out how to banish the ghost of Julie White, a Voodoo Priestess who is said to haunt the Manchac Swamp. Located at 830 Union Street Suite 101, New Orleans, LA 70112.
3. iEscape Room (Lafayette)
There are four rooms to choose from, including an "Alice in Wonderland" type room. You’re walking through the woods when you find yourself falling through a long, dark tunnel that leads to a tea party. You must find the hidden clues and solve the riddles to open the door that leads back to home. Located at 400 Westgate Road, Lafayette, LA 70506.
4. Bayou Escape Room (Lake Charles)
Choose your adventure from three different escape rooms. In the "taken" room, you’ll find yourself in a seemingly normal child’s room. The problem is that the child has been taken! Find the clues to solve the mystery of the kidnapped child in under an hour or you will become the next victim! Located at 1440 West McNeese Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605.
5. Escape Shreveport (Shreveport)
In one of their rooms, you’re trapped in the boss’s office. You know he’s been doing some shady stuff, and you need to discover what it is so you can turn him into the feds. Can you reveal the boss’s secret before he comes back? This escape room brings you back to the roaring 20s, filled with mystery, intrigue, and questionable behavior. Located at 8856 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71115.
6. Breakin’ The Code (Houma)
In their newest room, you must find an invention that is hidden in the doctor’s lab so that you can rescue him from his kidnappers..There are six other rooms, so you can keep coming back until you’ve escaped them all! Located at 279 Enterprise Drive #102, Houma, LA 70360.
7. Escape Room (Lafayette)
Escape Room Lafayette has four rooms to choose from: Bayou Nightmare, Spy Game, Fuggedabouit, and House of Assassination. In the Spy Game room, you are an undercover agent for the CIA, but you’ve been captured and thrown in a cell. You have one hour to escape before an interrogator known as "The Butcher" comes for you. Do you have what it takes to escape? Located at 2429 W. Congress Street Suite C, Lafayette, LA 70506.
8. Escape Room (Lake Charles)
It’s not just a game; it’s an adventure over at Escape Room Lake Charles. With two rooms to choose from, it’s an excellent way to spend a night with friends, or even a unique idea for date night! Located at 317 ½ Pine Street Lake Charles, LA 70601.
9. Escapology (Covington)
With three themes rooms to choose from, two of them will transport you into yesteryear. In the assassination room, you’ll travel back to 1932 in Minnesota on a train carrying the future President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. In this world, Roosevelt hasn’t become President yet, and the train he is on is carrying a bomb. You must defuse the bomb before it detonates. Red wire or blue wire? You can check out escapology at 3025 Pinnacle Parkway, Covington, LA 70433.
10. Eye Spy (Baton Rouge)
Think you can rob a casino in less than an hour? Solve the puzzles, grab the cash and make your escape without getting caught. Located at 10771 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.
11. Mystere Escape Room (New Orleans)
There are five rooms to choose from: Serial Killer’s Lair, The Game Room, Embalming Room Zombie Escape, The Ghost Lab, and the Treasure Hunt. In the Zombie room, you must locate clues and solve the Clue Master’s riddles. The zombie’s chain will slowly be released over the hour. You have 60 minutes to crack the code and escape the room without being touched by the zombie. If the zombie touches you, you’re dead, and must sit out for the rest of the time remaining. Intense! Located at 4800 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119.
12. Red Herring Escape Room (Shreveport)
There are two escape rooms to choose from, and both have a low fear factor. In one room, you are checked into an asylum for evaluation and must escape before the doctors come back. In the other room, you must find a pirate’s treasure that’s hidden on a boat before the boat sinks. Perfect for groups of 4-8 people. Located at 3616 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105.
13. Rise Escape Room (Tickfaw)
These rooms are so realistic you’ll begin to question your reality. In their Hijacked room, you’re on a plane when suddenly the plane is hijacked! With only 60 minutes of fuel remaining and all of the flight staff trapped in the cargo space below, you and your fellow passengers must find a way into the cockpit to secure the plane for a safe landing. Are you up for the challenge? Located at 10334 LA-442, Tickfaw, LA 70466.
14. Southern Escape Room (Monroe)
There are four rooms to choose from, including the Mystery Mansion. While at a dinner party, your host has been murdered! The butler has locked you and your team in the study and you have one hour until the police arrive. Can you solve the mystery and escape before the police arrive? Located at 607 Louisvlle Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201.
15. Unravel (Lafayette)
There are three rooms to choose from, Den of Dismemberment, Sherlock’d in Time, and Jailed! Escape Kim Jong Un. Depending on what type of adventure you’re seeking (horror, time travel, or a mission impossible-type theme), you could come out on top if you’re able to solve the puzzles in 60 minutes or less. Located at 217 N. Lewis Street, New Iberia, LA 70563.
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