Beast Escape Room's flagship game centers on a classic conflict: the power of friendship vs. the power of locked doors. In this multi-room game, players must break into a room to rescue their trapped friends, then lead the whole group to freedom in under an hour. If players' eyes are keen, they'll find tools and clues in each room, but still, a lot of doors stand between participants and success.
It's not as hopeless as it sounds, though. Founders Kyle and Ryan know puzzle-based games inside and out, and they've engineered this one to be fun—knowing full well that unwinnable games are anything but. Hence their two-way monitors, which show guests how much time they have left and keep staffers abreast of the game's progress. If the players are struggling, staffers will offer a new hint or tip, rather than just watching everybody struggle and slowly grow Rip Van Winkle–style beards.
A creature with roots in Native American lore, the Piasa bird has survived antiquity in large part due to etchings found on limestone bluffs throughout Illinois. Under the banner of the mythical predator— most depictions lend it reptilian claws, fish-like scales, and mammalian fangs—the Illinois Piasa charge onto the field against Professional Arena Soccer League foes, stopping just short of actually eating their opponents. Founded in 1998, the PASL consists of 19 indoor-soccer squads throughout the United States; upon their league debut in the 2010–11 season, the Piasa won the Pro Frontier Division with a 9–3 record.
The year 2012 saw the full realization of Spin City Skate Center, thanks to the partnership between Troy Park Commissioners and a 21-year veteran of skating and skate-based youth programs. Together, they gave the rink a complete makeover, installing new sound and lighting technology, safety walls, and the infrastructure necessary for parties and group events. All of their efforts have resulted in a fun, retro-style, and exceedingly popular addition to the community. Today, Spin City hosts public skating as well as theme nights. Stop by the kitchen for a slice of pizza, or visit the pro shop for skating rentals and other needs.
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Villa Marie Winery, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
The patio tables outside of Villa Marie Winery are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Dance the night away — the restaurant offers plenty of space to get down.
If parking is a concern, you'll be happy to hear that there are many convenient options in the area.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Villa Marie Winery.
Find equipment, attire and other goods for seasonal and year-round sports at Maryville's Timbucktu Outdoors.
Step up your hunting game this season with some great new gear from this store.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Timbucktu Outdoors.
If you're starting a new sport soon, make sure you are stocked up with some fabulous gear from Timbucktu Outdoors in Maryville.
Martial arts at Glen Carbon's Myung Martial Arts School is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
These kickboxing classes allow you to build endurance and learn basic kickboxing moves.
If you're looking for an effective strength-building and cardio workout, MMA is for you.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the studio's Kettle River Dr location offers nearby street parking.