Escape 605, an escape room adventure service, is expanding and coming to a mall near you. Not only is the company expanding its original location at 3718 S. Westport Ave, but it’s also opening an entirely new location at The Empire Mall, in a 4,000-square foot retail space formerly occupied by Vanity.
Escape 605’s original location, which opened in 2016, has proven very popular with Sioux Falls residents, including adults, families, and corporations looking to host events. The puzzle-solving entertainment is tinged with mystery, suspense, and timed runs that amp up the excitement, making it a fun way to spend an afternoon, coordinate team-building exercises, or celebrate a special occasion.
In order to better serve clients, Escape 605’s primary location will add a fourth room with an amnesia theme, where the premise, according to co-owner Amy Stockberger, is that players “wake up in a hotel room and don’t remember anything and have to piece the whole room back together”. Other new additions to the location include a conference room requested by corporate clientele, as well as a beer and wine license. Says Stockberger, “We have bachelor and bachelorette parties, gender reveals, engagements, and so we think it will be much easier to come in and have a drink and relax.”
The kids aren’t going to be left out, either, once the new location is ready to open its doors, hopefully in mid-June. When The Empire Mall approached Escape 605 about taking over the large, empty spot next to Victoria’s Secret in the JCPenney wing of the mall, the growing company jumped at the chance, and they plan to create a space to host children, as well.
According to Stockberger, escape rooms are an experience that should be fun for the whole family. “And a big need we’re seeing is a kids’ room, so we’re using one space for a kids’ room with space for birthday parties and cake and gifts.”
The new space, Stockberger promises, will be “even techier”, albeit “fun and user-friendly”. Themes include Area 51 and a zombie room, as well as a North Pole room for kids to enjoy. Another addition is the assassin challenge, where teams of up to ten guests compete in identical escape rooms.
Says Stockberger of the planned expansion, which will make Escape 605 the largest company of its type in the Dakotas, “There’s such a big need for another activity for companies to do with their employees. The morale-building and the fun and camaraderie it brings just makes sense. Worldwide, it’s the best team-building activity.” With added challenges and amenities, it’s going to be fun for everyone.
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We had a great time. We will for sure be back!
Absolute blast!! We'll be back again. It's addicting!
We had a great time!! Loved the challenges! We will definitely be back!!
We had a blast! So close to beating the record! Definitely doing it again sometime!
Challenging but a lot of fun. Would love to do this again.
This was so much fun and staff was great! Go try it!!
It was a great experience for all of us.. Something different and unique that people can do in Sioux Falls.
Such a fun and exciting time! Dylan did an excellent job in making the experience worthwhile!
So much fun - Dylan did a great job making it a full experience. We'll for sure be back!
This was one of the best as well one of the most unique days I've had in Sioux Falls it's brilliant!
Excellent facilities, easy to book and work with, and definitely challenging. This was way better than I even anticipated. Well done.
Had a great time escaping the Bank Heist! Had to use clues to get out, but we can't wait to try another room soon!
Great experience and amazing concept. I've never experienced anything like this and definitely WILL go again. I had a lot of fun trying to complete the bank heist... Would have escaped if I didn't mistake the 6 for a 9....
We had a great time and they went above and beyond to customize our Bank Heist for a co-worker who was leaving us! Definitely recommend Escape 605 for a special occasion and looking forward to checking out the next room!
We had such a great time. Robbing banks with my kids might not be something a parent should be doing. Ha! But we sure had fun working as a team to figure things out. Great fun!
Thanks for the great time! Our varsity boys basketball team had a lot of fun. Was a unique way to do some team building. Highly recommend this experience!
This is a great time for everybody. We decided to make a stop at Escape 605 during our bachelor party, and all the guys had a lot of fun. I would recommend this to any group of friends, family members,...
We just did this for my sisters birthday and had no idea what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised! It was an awesome time!! We can't wait to go back and do the other room!! So much fun and...
Highly recommend!!!! Took 6 - 6th graders and it was fun to see how they group problem solve! Made it out with 3 minutes to spare. Aunt Edna's Condo. They loved it!!!!
Absolutely brilliant!! Did this with friends and had a blast!!
We just did this with a group of friends and we LOVED it! If you love puzzles, this is for you!!
This activity was so much fun!! We had a great time and got our adrenaline pumping! Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to solve clues and have a great time with friends and family!
My daughter came up with the idea to try this for her Mom's birthday. As a family, we tried it. It was fun and they did a nice job making it a special birthday for her.
My girlfriend and one of my best friends heard about these live escape rooms on the radio and we weren't sure about them at first because we hadn't done anything like them before and the admission was a tad steep...
I did the escape room as a birthday celebration for my mom, with 3 of her friends and my brother also in attendance. This was super fun! Everyone enjoyed it, and we were able to escape Aunt Edna's Condo with...
Such a fun experience! Definitely worth checking out!
It was awesome. We did this as a team builder exercise and had a great time. Well done!
HAD an awesome time testing the rooms and I am looking forward to getting work with all the great people that will come through escape!
We thought it was a great team building activity! Can't wait to try to another room!
What a great team building experience I highly recommended any group or business to try it.
Was able to experience one of the escape rooms and had a great time doing so. Great team building experience!
Had a great time solving the puzzles in one of the rooms tonight. I will definitely be back to try another!!
So much fun. What a great way to spend an anniversary with my lady. My brain got a work out. The staff was so helpful. Thanks Escape 605!!!
We had so much fun in Aunt Edna's condo! We had no idea what to expect which was part of the fun. First of all, NO, it is not scary. I think when people hear that you are "locked in"...
We loved it! Such an exciting experience and tons of fun! Definitely will recommend to friends and family. We will return again soon
What a great night! I highly recommend the rooms! So much down to the wire nail biting suspense! Who needs dinner and a movie?! This is your best night out!
This place is super fun. It's a puzzle of wits to find clues to ultimately escape the real life scenario you are trapped in. Fast paced puzzle solving action!!
Super fun and challenging experience. Went through the Bank Heist with a wide range of ages and we all had a blast! Cannot wait to try the other ones.