What Is An Escape Room? Which One Is Right For Me?

What is an escape room? Having gained a lot of popularity in the past decade, escape rooms in Pigeon Forge seem to be all the rage. But what happens in an escape room? Are they all the same? The answer is no - escape rooms come in all shapes and sizes. Finding the right one for you means sorting through many different options. But you're in luck: Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg have some of the greatest escape rooms in the country.

What Is An Escape Room?

An escape room is a live action cooperative game where players work together to find clues, solve puzzles, unlock mechanisms, and accomplish specific tasks within a certain amount of time. Players typically win the game by escaping within the time limit. But this style of game is often not about actually breaking free from confinement; there are many escape rooms with more lighthearted themes, and many that have interesting frames for what decides the time limit.

Escape Rooms In Pigeon Forge

The Escape Game

Located on The Island in Pigeon Forge, The Escape Game is a nation-wide top rated immersive escape room experience. The Pigeon Forge location has 5 incredible escape room opportunities in settings ranging from outer space, to art galleries, to secluded cabins and prison cells. Check out our blog on 3 reasons why The Escape Game is awesome.

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Gold Rush

7/10
2-6
60 min
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DESCRIPTION: The hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California for nearly two hundred years; but no man was more captivated and greedy than Clyde Hamilton, a gambling gold prospector. After making too many bets with the wrong crowd, Clyde is missing. Both you and the mob have been tipped off as to where he's hidden his fortune. Can you find it before the mob does?

RECOMMENDED FOR: all ages, first time escapees, marksmen, anyone who loves a good treasure hunt, smaller team building groups and families, outdoorsmen

QUOTE FROM GAME GUIDE: “It is such a perfect mix of logical thinking and tactile things. Gold Rush really feels like you are stepping into a brand new world, and being a part of that experience is just awesome. I remember when I first played that room, and just being so amazed. It really felt like I had disconnected from the real world for an hour. Gold Rush is such an immersive experience, and that is why it is my favorite to run.” - Hunter, Cincinnati

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Classified

7/10
2-6
60 min
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DESCRIPTION: Your team has been assigned to a critical covert military mission. Your objective is to gather details about an international threat in order to stop a potential terrorist attack. It's up to you to get inside the heads of the masterminds behind the attack and stop their evil plan from playing out.

RECOMMENDED FOR: all ages, escape room beginners, military personnel, tactical thinkers, members of the CIA, fans of the TV show Sherlock

QUOTE FROM AN ESCAPE ARTIST: "This was the game that got me hooked. When we walked into the room, it felt like I was immediately transported to a market in the Middle East. Everything about that game seemed authentic – even the smells inside of the room made you feel like that you were there." - Jesse, Nashville

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The Heist

8/10
2-8
60 min
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DESCRIPTION: A masterpiece has been stolen from a prestigious art museum, and it is presumed hidden within the egotistical curator's office. While he is away, you have an hour to find your way inside Vincent Hahn's office to recover the prized painting.

RECOMMENDED FOR: second-time escapees, groups of friends/family, bachelorette parties, bank robbers, art history buffs, fans of The Da Vinci Code or Ocean's 11

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Prison Break

9/10
2-8
60 min
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DESCRIPTION: You've been wrongfully sentenced to a life in prison without the possibility of parole, and you're stuck in a cell that once belonged to an inmate who disappeared. While some claimed he escaped, others swear he was murdered by the infamously cruel warden. You must escape before you suffer the same fate.

RECOMMENDED FOR: escape artists and escape room veterans, office team building, video gamers, fans of the show Prison Break or Orange Is The New Black

QUOTE FROM A CREATOR: “The cells are very prison like. With the real steel doors and the CMU blocks, which are what prisons are made out of typically, we built a prison. That’s what we strive to do in our department, to build a game that makes you feel like you’re there. We did that with Prison Break.” – Marshall, Creative Division

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Mission: Mars

8/10
2-8
60 min
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DESCRIPTION: Embarking on an exploratory mission, your team has just landed on the Red Planet. Your spacecraft was majorly damaged on the descent, and a fatal amound of cosmic radiation is headed straight toward you. You must repair your ship and escape from Mars before the radiation destroys your control systems and your team is forever stranded

RECOMMENDED FOR: space cadets and astronauts, tech junkies, bachelor parties, sports teams, Captain Kirk, fans of Apollo 13, The Martian, Interstellar, and Wall-E

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Smoky Mountain Escape Games

With 3 top notch escape rooms and 3 more in the works, Smoky Mountain Escape Games is fun for all ages. Their uniquely themed games require teamwork, quick thinking, and determination to piece together clues before time runs out.

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The Haunting

7/10
2-10
60 min
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DESCRIPTION: Some say Worthington Mansion is haunted by terrible secrets hidden in the home. Paranormal investigators have tried and failed to cleanse the home of any entities remaining there. Your job is to decide whether or not the site is actually haunted, and unravel the mysteries that linger within the mansion.

RECOMMENDED FOR: things to do at Halloween, fans of ghost stories and horror movies, scout troops, paranormal investigators, fearless kids over the age of 8, not-as-fearless kids over the age of 12

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Mad Scientist

8/10
2-10
60 min
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DESCRIPTION: The scientist Dr. Fritz Von Hoffen has dedicated his life's work to creating a cure (The Antidote) to his wife's terminal illness. He has finally perfected it, but a group of jealous colleagues (The Nucleus) have framed Von Hoffen and had him locked away. The Nucleus plans to weaponize The Antidote and sell it to our country's deadliest enemies, and it's up to you to stop them.

RECOMMENDED FOR: all ages, scientists and those who enjoy science experiments, corporate team building, larger groups who enjoy a challenge

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Diamond Heist

5/10
2-8
60 min
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DESCRIPTION: Reliable intel indicates that a corrupt bank known for money laundering and criminal activity has stolen the Star Of Dreams, and that it is most likely secured under the watchful eye of the bank's president: Charles Montgomery, III. You must infiltrate the bank, locate the secret vault, and confiscate the stolen diamond to be returned to its rightful owner.

RECOMMENDED FOR: all ages, kids who have never played an escape room before, couples on date night

VISITOR REVIEW: "We took our two daughters (8 and 10) to the Diamond Heist game and LOVED it! The staff was so welcoming and kind from the moment we arrived. The game offered such attention to detail, great surprises, kid-friendly clues, and ensured fun for everyone! We had the room to ourselves and could enjoy problem solving as a family. We would HIGHLY recommend this to some of the other options in the area!" - Heather

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Crave Golf Club Escape Rooms

Voted 2018's best mini golf in Pigeon Forge, Crave Golf Club has many different activities to offer. Their two new exhilarating escape rooms called Mayday! and Zombie Research Lab are great 30 minute group activities for a fraction of the price of most 60 minute rooms. To add an escape room to 2 golf course tickets, it's only $8 per person.

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Mayday!

8/10
3-8
30 min
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DESCRIPTION: You and your fellow passengers are trapped on an exotic submarine, and ice cold sea water has begun to overtake the ship. You must work with the crew to seal all the water tight doors before the vessel is claimed by the depths of Davy Jones' locker.

RECOMMENDED FOR: ages 5+, deep sea enthusiasts, ship captains, sea creature afficionados, steampunk fashionistas, fans of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and BioShock

FROM THE STAFF: "Your group will be transported to a different world when you step inside the escape room. The fully themed experience will immerse you in the storyline as you get briefed on your objective." - Katie, Crave Golf Club

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Zombie Research Lab

6/10
2-8
30 min
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DESCRIPTION: The deadly Zombyte virus has cybernetically enhanced humans into hideous creatures, and you and your team are now the only hope in curing the deadly disease. The infected creatures are closing in on the lab. Alone and cut off from the outside, you and your team must keep your wits and discover a cure before the zombie creatures seal your doom.

RECOMMENDED FOR: ages 5+, those in the medical field, fans of The Walking Dead, Zombieland, I Am Legend, and The Last Of Us, anyone who has played the Zombyte virtual reality game at Topjump Trampoline & Extreme Arena in Pigeon Forge

VISITOR REVIEW: "We went today and my 7 year old had fun messing around in the room and felt like he was helping, my 10 year old figured out one of the patterns required to solve one of the problems and my 13 year old was also able to help quite a bit! My husband and I did do most of the work, but the kids had a blast! We felt it was worth the money." - Kate, Facebook

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Escape Rooms In Gatlinburg

Gatlin's Escape Games

Gatlin's Escape Games features five different escape rooms consisting of a 60 minute race against the clock. Highly immersive, these games involve solving puzzles, conquering challenges, and experiencing tons of adrenaline-pumping surprised around every corner.

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Masters Of Magic

60 min

DESCRIPTION: You and your group have been invited by legendary magician Reflecto to participate in a mysterious, magical challenge. Your task is to solve a combination of puzzles and brain teasers to make your way to the secret Realm of Illusions.

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Moonshine Hill Hootenanny

60 min

DESCRIPTION: In a classic Appalachian battle over moonshine, Paw Simpson and Big Maw Bertha go head to head for the title of best brew. Your team will follow instructions in order to break into Maw's shack and dispose of her moonshine.

RECOMMENDED FOR: fans of Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

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The Haunting Of Hyde House

60 min

DESCRIPTION: The historical Hyde House, built in 1891, hosts thousands of visitors every year to tour the haunted laundedmark. But you and your group have been abandoned by your tour guide and trapped in the house! To escape, you'll have to help the haunting spirit with some unfinished business.

RECOMMENDED FOR: things to do around Halloween

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The Legend Of Atlantis

60 min

DESCRIPTION: Several weeks after world famous explorer Hathaway Wren make the discovery of a lifetime, all attempts to contact him result in radio silence. His only hope is you finding him. Navigate through the secret passageways to find your way into the Temple of Poseidon and locate the five Atlantean Power Crystals. If you succeed, your discovery will change the course of human existence.

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Curse Of Kraken's Eye

60 min

DESCRIPTION: Pirate lore tells the tale of a supernatural gem called Kraken's Eye that has been fought over for centuries by every pirate to sail the seven seas. Legend has it that the gem lies within the wreckage of a nearby pirate ship, The Siren's Fury. You and your team must enter the ship of Captain Blackheart and solve the pirates's tricks in time, or else you'll be stuck forever in the depths of Davy Jone's locker.

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Breakout Games

Breakout Games is a leading escape game brand with 37 locations across the United States. Come escape ordinary and use your detective skills to solve puzzles, crack codes, and breakout before 60 minutes runs out!

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Clue

60 min

DESCRIPTION: Hasbro and Breakout Games have teamed up to bring you the first official Clue: The Escape Room. The mystery game millions have loved is reimagined for you and your friends to experience and solve in person. Save the day by uncovering who is plotting the murder, with what weapon, and in what room all in less than 1 hour. CLUE and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission.

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The Kidnapping

60 min

DESCRIPTION: The kidnapping begins with you and your fellow captives waking up handcuffed and blindfolded in a strange room. With nothing but collective brainpower, hidden clues and 60 minutes on your side, you have to free yourselves before the kidnapper returns. A heart-pumping thriller from start to finish, you can expect a rush of non-stop fun.

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Undercover Alley

60 min

DESCRIPTION: You are a detective on Breakout City PD, gone undercover for months to infiltrate the crime organization known as The Syndicate. You've tracked the location of their sinister plot to Doomsday Alley, a dangerous street located deep in Breakout City. There is only one hour left until the attack is set to take place; can you navigate your way through the grimy, graffiti-ridden street and stop the Syndicate before it's too late?

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Mystery Mansion

60 min

DESCRIPTION: This spine-chilling holiday adventure starts in the ruins of an old mansion – abandoned decades ago by a reclusive and eccentric family. Since then, rumors have spread about a presence looming over the old house. Work as a team to race the clock and uncover the mansion's secrets in this all-ages mystery adventure.

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