Featured Partner: Escape This
Escape Room venues are all the rage, and Madison’s own Escape This has joined our list of don’t-miss Madison experiences! Read on to learn more from owner Renee Thomas, who has turned a longtime downtown landmark into a place to solve puzzles, crack codes and have fun.
Fun Fact: We’re located on E. Wilson Street, in the lower level of a building that once housed the city’s fanciest funeral home. Our space has a cool vibe and a certain mystique that fits well with what we do.
Locals Love: Our most popular theme is Lost Friday Night (a.k.a. escape game meets the Hangover). It’s challenging, fun and funny—which makes it a fan favorite.
Visitor Vibe: We’re meeting more and more people who are “hooked” on escape games. We recently hosted a couple that played 17 games cross-country and we’ve also had guests who play internationally.
Partner Praise: We are working hard to get the word out about this cool new experience, and the GMCVB is a great channel to help us build awareness.
Who Knew? Escape games make a great team building activity. We host work groups of all sizes who use the experience to strengthen communication and collaboration skills in a fun and memorable way. I especially like when players say they learned something new about each other (a strength, an interest or a skill)—to me, that’s the best possible outcome!
Escape This is located at 120 E. Wilson Street, Suite 2. The property has four rooms and can host 40 people playing at a time. They are open all week for private parties and team building events (call to book) and they have games bookable online Thursday - Sunday, hours vary by day.
We’re pleased to welcome the following new partners:
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