10 Best Escape Rooms in North Carolina

Escape rooms have grown significantly in popularity across the U.S. in the past year. That’s been abundantly evident in the Tar Heel State as well. Groups of friends, entire families or employees taking part in a group exercise are flocking to escape rooms, excited to see how hard it is to follow the clues and escape. The following escape rooms are the best in North Carolina. Are you up for the challenge?

A-Escape, Asheville, NC

The escape rooms at A-Escape are a bit different in that they’re private. You’ll never be placed with people you don’t know. And while some don’t find that to be an issue, many appreciate this departure from the norm. Choose from The Abandoned Submarine, Selachi Biotech and The Mystery Lodge for a great experience and fun activity.

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Green Light Escape Room, Wilmington, NC

Private rooms are available at Green Light Escape Room in Wilmington, too. They guarantee guests won’t have experienced anything like they’ll experience here, however. Choose from Kidnapped!, Alien Escape, Escape the Roxbury and Brewery Heist. You’ll have 60 minutes to collectively figure your way out. Do you and your friends/family members have what it takes to escape?

tic toc escapes, Raleigh, NC

You’ll have the time of your life at tic toc escapes. The family owned and operated escape room is open for birthday parties, corporate events, team building or just plain fun among families and friends. Their rooms include The Green Room (where you’ll be a music group getting ready to go on stage), The Locker Room and Temple of Room. Enjoy the interactive fun, follow clues and solve the puzzles to find the key needed in order to escape!

Codescape, Charlotte, NC

The crew at Codescapes has worked on huge entertainment projects like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. This means the escape games here are sublime. You’ll find yourself searching for alien life forms, recovering ancient relics, checking out paranormal activity and more. Choose from Shipwrecked, The Residents, Deep Space and The Experiment. You’ll have one hour to find the key and escape your fate. So gather up your friends and family members and make a reservation.

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Bull City Escape, Durham, NC

Bull City Escape was voted the #1 escape room in Durham, North Carolina. Repeat customers love that all rooms are private, so they’re only playing with the people in their group. The owners claim that even mystery and puzzle addicts will be challenged when attempting to escape their rooms. Choose from Lunar Lockdown, Enchanted Kingdom and A Study in Murder. Games accommodate from three to six or four to eight players. 

The Box Escape Room, Charlotte, NC

Escape a “movie” at The Box Escape Room. Choose from Predestined, Cold Case Killer and The Ventriloquist. You’ll play the role of one of the characters as you work to escape alongside other characters. Subscribe to their online newsletter and get 5 percent off a future booking.

The Exit Games, Wilmington, NC

Take a step outside of reality and into a real-life puzzle at the Exit Games. The immersive activities will strengthen relationships and friendships and help you make new friends, too. Choose from Front Street Casino Heist and Nightmare on Front Street for fun that can’t be beat. Minor physical activity is required for Nightmare on Front Street and may include jump scares and tight spaces.

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FOX-N-OTTER Escape Rooms, Asheville, NC

Open to all ages, FOX-N-OTTER Escape Rooms has something for everyone. The Super Secret is perfect for kids and beginner escape room participants. Winter Wonder is an advanced game that will only be available seasonally. And The DaVinci Diamond is an advanced game perfect for those with some escape room experience. Choose the one that best suits your group and get ready to crack the code. Ask about birthday parties, too.

Amaze Room Escapes, Raleigh, NC

Choose from The Mysterious Room, Prison Break and Escape from the Black and White at Amaze Room Escapes. All games are suited to a minimum of two players and as many as eight, dependent upon the room. The staff here comes highly rated, with reviews saying they go out of their way to make guests feel comfortable and have fun.

Cipher Escape, Morrisville, NC

Team work is key at Cipher Escape. Guests answer riddles, solve puzzles and follow clues in their attempts at escaping. Rooms include The NC Photo Hunt Escape, The Geek Escape, The Brewery Escape and The Baker Street Mystery Escape Rooms. The Geek Escape can accommodate as many as 12 players. Logic, intuition and team camaraderie is key when plotting your escape from any of these adventures.

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