Do you love escape rooms? Ever played inside an actual cave? Here is your chance.
Family legend says that Great Grandpappy made a fortune selling moonshine before he disappeared. You are all the family that he has left, and you’ve never seen anything to indicate this is true, until….
A letter has arrived from the far-off tropics. Great Grandpappy has has left you the secret to his success, the family recipe and tickets to the tropical location where it is legal to make moonshine. Never much of a trusting man, he didn’t write the recipe down, but left clues hidden inside Stark Caverns where where he used to make his ‘shine.
Now you have 60-minutes to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and locate the recipe before the revenuers arrive.
What Is An Escape Room?
An escape room is like a board game come to life. In a themed setting, your team will work together to search for clues to solve puzzles and escape the room inside 60-minutes. Puzzles may include deducing codes, deciphering messages, and applying physics. Your game guide can also help with a clue or two if you get stumped.
Will We Be Physically Locked In?
For the safety and enjoyment of all players, a participant may exit the escape game at any time. However, the clock does not stop, and re-entry may be limited.
Is It Scary?
Not at all. The cave is well lit and a game guide will be with you at all times. Stark Caverns is wide and high so there is plenty of room to play. Our themes are designed to be fun, based on historical uses of the cave and the surrounding area.
How Do You Play?
As a group, search the room’s contents for clues. Not every single thing in the room is a puzzle or a clue, some are just props. It will be up to your team to determine how to solve each puzzle or unlock each lock. There is no need to use force or brute strength when attempting to solve puzzles. Cave Escape requires brain rather than brawn. As you find clues, which may include keys, puzzle pieces, documents, and more, be sure to lay them out on a table or other surface and make sure that all team members are aware of them.
How Is Playing In A Cave Different?
An escape room inside a cave is even more immersive because the setting is real. You will be playing the game inside a living cave with an active ecosystem. Not only that, but our themes are built on historical uses of the cave and/or the history of the surrounding area. Stark Caverns offers the only escape room inside a cave available in the United States.
To protect the natural resources of the cave, all clues are located at eye level or lower so there is no need to climb or stand on anything. Likewise, no clues are located in the dirt, walls, or natural waterways, so there is no reason to pry dig or damage to access clues. Areas that are out-of-bounds will be roped off. Please don’t touch the cave walls or formations, as the oils on your hands will stop their natural growth and cause permanent damage. Clues are not hidden inside cave walls or formations.
What Ages Can Play Cave Escape?
While Stark Caverns welcomes players of all ages, the games are designed for players ages 10 and older. However, don’t underestimate younger players – you never know when their creative thinking may come in handy. If your party includes very young players, you may want to reserve the entire room for your exclusive use. Players under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
What Time Should My Group Arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking to allow time enough to park, check-in, use the restroom, and sign your participation waiver. We do run on a schedule, and if someone in your group is running late, they will be allowed to join you, but the game will start on time. Think in terms of theater tickets, not dinner reservations.
How Many People Can Play?
Each room is designed to allow up to 10 players to participate. Couples and single players are welcome, and you do not need a full group to play. All players that book the same time slot will work together as a team. This can be to your benefit, as Cave Escape is meant to be fully immersive, and using everyone’s ideas and problem-solving skills will help you beat the clock and escape.
Can Our Group Play Alone?
Absolutely! We understand that you might just want to play with your best friends. You can select to book the entire room for a set price.
How Much Does It Cost To Play?
Cave Escape is $28 per player. To book the entire room for your team’s exclusive use is $180 for up to 8 players. For larger group rates, please contact Stark Caverns at 573.369.3306.
Can We Take Photos or Video?
No. Taking photos and/or videos inside the game room area is prohibited. We don’t want to spoil the adventure for future guests. There will be a chance to take a commemorative photo at the end of the experience.
Is Advanced Booking Necessary?
Yes! Rooms fill up fast, and due to scheduling, your tickets must be booked in advance online by clicking the link below.
What If I Need To Reschedule?
Because time is limited, cancellations must be made at least 2 days before the event to receive a full refund. Cancellations two days and less before the event will incur a 50% per ticket/person cancellation fee. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend the experience and failed to notify us in advance