At The Great Escape Quest, themed escape rooms challenge you and your group to uncover clues, crack riddles, and solve puzzles in order to complete the mission at hand. Each room features a different scenario, but one thing remains consistent: teamwork is critical, especially considering every challenge is saddled with a 60-minute time limit. Read on to learn more about the adventures you might experience during your visit:
The Oval Office: There's a nuclear warhead soaring toward the US, and your team has been tasked with diverting it, placing the fate of the free world directly in your hands.
The Laboratory: Basic knowledge of math and science will help you in this room, which is set in the year 2120 right after biological weapons have killed millions and turned survivors into zombies. Your job: discover the cure before you meet a similar fate.
The Holy Grail: You and your fellow archaeologists have pinpointed a 16th-century church as the location of the Holy Grail. Now, you have to uncover the Grail before its keepers return and wipe out your entire team.
The Slaughterhouse: This nightmarish scenario places you in a post-apocalyptic world in the year 3000. Your group of humanitarians has been captured by cannibals and must escape before the dinner bell rings.
Bookended by par 5s on holes 1 and 18, River Oaks Golf Course welcomes golfers into its grassy embrace with wide fairways, tricky bunkering, and water hazards in play on seven holes. The course checks in at 6,380 yards from the furthest of three tees, a manageable length that will neither give beginners fits nor cause more seasoned players to fall asleep in their own backswings. The course is accompanied by an extensive fitness center, where visitors can increase their driving distance and intimidation factor with barbells, dumbells, and weight machines.
The golf courses at Grand Summit Golf in Grandview are open for you and your friends to play nine or eighteen holes.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this course has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this course has kid-friendly policy.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Hitting some rough seas in your life? Take some time to unwind on one of the many lovely boats at Franz's Marine Service in Grandview.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Away from the lights of the city, the Powell Observatory's powerful telescope offers a glimpse into the galaxy. But the Astronomical Society of Kansas City predates that telescope by 50 years, enlightening the earth-bound since 1935 about the greatest mysteries in existence.
Size: measured in how far you can see, about 15 quintillion miles
Eye Catcher: the 30-inch Ruisinger telescope, which is available for public use every Saturday night, May–October
Permanent Mainstay: Powell Observatory's other telescopes—a 16-inch and a 12.5-inch Dobsonian telescope, and a computer-controlled 12-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Don't Miss: the chance to talk to society members for advice about investing in a telescope, or share stories about eclipses, auroras, or meteor showers