Everyone possesses some logic, reasoning, and math skills. Whether they're able to tap into them under pressure, however, is another question entirely. TrappedKC puts players to the test in heart-pumping, escape-room scenarios, leaving them only with their wits to get out in under 60 minutes. Read on to find out if you have what it takes:
Treasure Island: On a high-seas adventure, you realize that you're the only loyal crew member in the midst of an uprising. You must warn the captain and get to the treasure before the mutineers, or face the possibilities of being marooned or locked away in the brig. But be warned: only 33% of players have made it.
Bomb Squad: Disaster strikes during a trip to the bank—there's a bomb in the building, and all the exits have been sealed. It's up to you to find and disable an explosive (you actually have to cut the right wire to disable the bomb!). To add even more pressure, you can compete head-to-head with another group working their way through the same scenario in a different room. This is TrappedKC's most challenging room, as only 25% of teams escape.
Did you know that, on average, 88% of the seats in a movie theater remain empty during a showing? According to the New York Times, this phenomenon really surprised Sean Wycliffe a few years back when he went to see the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech and shared the theater with only two other audience members. With all the focus on online video services, Sean realized movie theaters were being overlooked, and came up with a concept that could help movie houses fill their empty seats.
His brainchild became Dealflicks, a website that offers customers discounted tickets (sometimes with popcorn or soda) for same-day showings. Customers shop a selection of deals, each of which is specific to a particular film, theater, and showtime, and upon purchase, receive an email voucher they present at the theater's ticket counter. Dealflicks is partnered with theaters around the country, particularly independent and neighborhood venues, such as the treehouse of the enterprising kid down the street.
Landmark 2 Skate Center evokes memories of a bygone American era when you could take your best gal out to the roller rink, buy her a shake at the soda fountain, and text her goodnight on the wooden cell phone you whittled yourself. The skating facility exudes an old-school, family-friendly charm, especially with its shimmering disco balls, collection of stand-up arcade games, and plastic booths that are Coke-label red. Skaters of all ages can glide across the sprawling rink, practicing turns with sleek blades and making lazy figure-eights with classic skates. Meanwhile, staffers bustle about behind the snack bar, doling out snacks and soda pops. Come Saturday night, a live DJ ramps things up a notch, filling the air with upbeat tunes and pop hits. Four times a year, the large skate center offers skating classes for both beginner and intermediate students.
Zoysia-grass fairways and bentgrass greens weave through the water-kissed grounds of Longview Lake Park to form Fred Arbanas Golf Course’s 18-hole championship layout. Relatively open fairways invite aggressive shots off of the tee, back-loading the difficulty with large, fast greens—which were renovated in 2009—that make any two-putt or impromptu croquet contest a tricky proposition. The back nine takes golfers along the shores of Longview Lake, where scenic panoramas abound at spots such as the course’s signature 403-yard, par 4 12th hole, where an elevated green looks out onto placid waters. Just north of the championship-length course, golfers fine-tune their short and midrange games at a 9-hole par 3 course or attempt to break the sound barrier by belting drives at the full-length, grass-tee driving range.
The nonprofit organization of Summit Art, Inc. and Teresa Hogan Keene manage Got Art Gallery on Third, an independent nonprofit gallery that works closely with local artists and is dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of citizens in Lee’s Summit and the Eastern Jackson County area. Gallery director and mixed-media artist Teresa Hogan Keene covers exposed brick walls with rotating exhibitions that showcase artists skilled in photography, painting, and mixed-media creations.
At the back of the gallery, a classroom hosts adult students learning to paint in BYOB sessions, where they can sip libations such as wine or flavored watercolors, as well as classes aimed at teaching drawing and acrylics to children and teens.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Side Pockets.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Reserve your own room at Side Pockets so that you can create your own private party.
Side Pockets is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Side Pockets.
Weekend diners, beware! The restaurant is busiest on Friday and Saturday, so getting seated will take some time.
Casual dining at its best, Side Pockets customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Ample parking is available in the area.
It's about time you ate the best pub food around with a trip to Side Pockets.