The Perfect “Escape” This Halloween


Escape rooms are the new craze sweeping the nation, and the Southern Tier is no exception. Great Escape Adventures in the Arnot Mall offers guests the opportunity to work together as a group to find clues to escape.
“You have to search the room for different clues and puzzles, codes, trying to solve them and then escape within the hour,” Manager Abi Yentzer said. “It’s a lot of fun for team building, or if you’re just looking for something to do on the weekend, on date night, whatever. It’s a lot of fun. “

Even if you have been in an escape room before, no two experiences are the same.

“It’s different, every room that you’re going into is different,” Yentzer said. “There’s different clue sets, different puzzles. Some of them are literally puzzles that you’re putting together that will come up with saying number for a combination lock or different stuff like that, so it’s very hands-on.”

You can even try out a special Halloween themed room during the month of October.
“We just figured we’d switch it up a little bit,” Yentzer said. “So we put a murder mystery in there. It’s family-friendly though, not a lot of people have family friendly options that they can go to. An escape room is a place where we welcome families to come and enjoy this together. This gives people an alternative option in addition to, you know, hunted houses or whatever else is in the area.”

Yentzer said they also have a different 20 minute experience at Bradley Farms in Elmira.

“That’s a toxic waste murder mystery,” she said. “That’s probably a little bit more on the spookier side, this one’s more family friendly so we have both options.”

More information on booking with Great Escape Adventures can be found on their website.

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