Local Escape Rooms: Are You Up to the Challenge?

The first time I went to an escape room, I was pretty skeptical — I don’t love puzzles and I’m the kind of person who Googles a riddle to find out the answer. But when we emerged an hour later (victorious, might I add), I was buzzing with adrenaline and completely converted. Good escape rooms have a variety of puzzles and challenges that play to everyone’s different strengths!

Escape rooms are a fun family activity, a special outing for teens and their friends, or a unique date night.  They’re great for teaching problem-solving and teamworks, too . . . but mostly, they’re just a blast. This article is sponsored by Just Escape Room in La Grange.

Just Escape Room
512 W Burlington Avenue, Suite 204
La Grange, IL 60525

Just Escape Room in La Grange delivers premium escape game experiences for all ages! Players will have to use their intellect and all their senses to find a way out of these challenging rooms. They offer four distinctly different rooms perfect for birthdays, family get-togethers, and a substitue for game night. Looking to set up your kid’s party in our hour-long rooms? Reach out to Just Escape Rooms and see how they can best host your game day. Folks new to escape room can dip their toes by signing up for “The Closet,” a 20 minute escape experience for up to four players. Check out www.justescaperoom.com today to book rooms and book “The Closet” for only $25!

Escape Rooms in Chicago’s South and West Suburbs

Most escape room venues have a variety of challenges, each with a different difficulty level and number of people who can participate. Please note that many rooms require children under a certain age to be with an adult.

READ
All of the 2019 Summer Music Series in the Southwest Suburbs

For a family adventure, call ahead to check that the room is age-appropriate. Some rooms have murder mystery, horror, or other themes that may be upsetting to young or sensitive children. However, there are many rooms with family-friendly themes!

Finally, Groupon has escape game deals you can explore; many of the locations on this list offer deals.

Escape Rooms in the West Suburbs

Escape Strategy
4151 McCoy Drive Suite 147
Aurora, IL 60504

All In Adventures Escape Rooms
195 Fox Valley CTR
Space D19
Aurora, IL 60504

Legendary Escape Rooms
44 W New York Street
Aurora, IL 60506
Please note these escape rooms have horror-type themes.

Escape Hour Room
619 E Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Locked In Fun Escape Room
257 Commonwealth Drive Suite B
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Fuzzy Logic Escape Room
130 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Escape rooms are games where teams of players work together to solve puzzles and accomplish an overall goal within their time limit. Here at Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, we don’t make scary escape rooms, so there won’t be any jump scares, darkness, or zombies, and you’re not locked in trying to escape for your lives. Instead, the focus is more around learning skills and behaviors by working as a team, kind of like completing quests in a video game!

Through creative and whimsical game design and execution, Fuzzy Logic strives to create enjoyable and memorable experiences for all players, regardless of experience or background, that pulls people out of the screen and back to working together in real life.

The Room Upstairs Escape Room
152 N York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

READ
Your Guide to 2019 Summer Music Concerts in the Western Suburbs

Escape Factor
7228 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130

CluedIn Escape Rooms
440 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Just Escape Room
512 W Burlington Avenue, Suite 204
La Grange, IL 60525

Just Escape Room in La Grange delivers premium escape game experiences for all ages! Players will have to use their intellect and all their senses to find a way out of these challenging rooms. They offer four distinctly different rooms perfect for birthdays, family get-togethers, and a substitue for game night. Looking to set up your kid’s party in our hour-long rooms? Reach out to Just Escape Rooms and see how they can best host your game day. Folks new to escape room can dip their toes by signing up for “The Closet,” a 20 minute escape experience for up to four players. Check out www.justescaperoom.com today to book rooms and book “The Closet” for only $25!

The Room Lisle
4910 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532

Escape Story Escape Room
4745 Main Street Suite 201
Lisle, IL 60532

Escape the Room Chicago (Oak Brook)
60 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Vault Escape
3234 Harlem Avenue
Riverside, IL 60546

DOA Room Escape
717 N Iowa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

RiddleBox Escape Room
620B W 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563

READ
Splish Splash in these Splash Pads in the Southwest Suburbs

Hidden Key Room Escapes
1260 Iroquois Avenue Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563

Escape For Fun
314 S Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Escape Rooms in the Southwest Suburbs

Escape hOUR Room
619 E Boughton Road Suite 140
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Time Quest Escape Room
19730 Governors Highway #6
Flossmoor, IL 60422

Crisis Rooms
20861 South La Grange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423

We Escape
15738 S Bell Road
Homer Glen, IL 60491

UNLOCKaLOCK Escape Room
18241 West Street
Lansing, IL 60438

Mass Exodus Room Escape Adventures
9206 S. Keating, 2nd Floor
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

South Side Escape Rooms
4931 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Confinement Escape Rooms
5520 W 111th Street Unit 2
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

The Impossible Mission
20303 South Crawford Avenue Suite 200
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Escapology Orland Park
8601 W 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60462

Psych Escape Room
18058 Wolf Road
Orland Park, IL 60467

Escape Pirates Cove (inside Bogies Indoor Golf building)
1505 Mitchell Dr.
Oswego, IL 60543

Plainfield Lanes & Escape Room
15610 Joliet Road
Plainfield, IL 60544

The Wandering Dragon Game Shoppe & Escape Room
15032 S Des Plaines St
Plainfield, IL 60544

Crack The Code Room Escape
17208 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477

We have so many more fun things to do with kids on our site, so keep exploring for more inspiration! 

About the Author

Rachel Matuch
Rachel is a writer and mom of two boys who lives in Woodridge. She recently moved from Downers Grove and grew up in Naperville, but she and her husband have been discovering new things to do now that they’ve got a toddler and baby in tow. Rachel loves cooking, playing board games, and regularly raiding the Woodridge library. She also volunteers with teens at Four Corners Community Church, which makes her feel like an old geezer.

Be the first to comment on "Local Escape Rooms: Are You Up to the Challenge?"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*