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Great Escape Is Your Home For Family Fun In Des Moines

Great Escape is your home for family FUN and family entertainment in Des Moines, IA.

Great Escape – The Ultimate Experience and Social – Eats & Crafts (new restaurant located in Great Escape) has recently renovated, rebranded and restructured the facility. The mission for this new business is to create a valuable experience every day, in every way, for everyone. Great Escape specializes in group events, corporate group outings, team building activities, VIP boutique bowling suite, adult and youth birthday parties, open bowling, bowling leagues, laser tag, arcade, great food and great fun. At Social – Eats & Crafts you will find a menu inspired by modern American cuisine. Eats & Crafts represents great food and a variety of craft beers. Social – Eats & Crafts offers 30 draft beers with 26 craft beers. Click here for more information about Social.

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Celebrate Your Next Holiday Party Here at Great Escape!

Great Escape is the premier choice for your upcoming Holiday Party or Event!  We have just what you need to make this years event memorable. From your Office Company party, Team Holiday Outing or maybe your own Family Holiday Celebrations, Great Escape has the space, attractions (bowling, laser tag, arcade, etc.) and food to make all those attending happy! Sounds pretty great right? Then don’t wait and secure your date today!
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Experience VIP for Your Next Event!

Great Escape is the premier choice for your next Corporate or Group Outing. Our exclusive meeting space, multiple venues (bowling, laser tag, arcade, etc.) and delicious buffets provides an all-inclusive location that everyone will enjoy. Get More Information about this Experience Now!


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Great Escape – Hours of Operation

Monday: 11am-11pm
Tuesday: 11am-11pm
Wednesday: 11am-11pm
Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday: 11am-2am
Saturday: 11am-2am
Sunday: 9am-11pm
Actual close time dictated by business.  Call First!

Great Escape – Open Bowling Times

Monday: 11am-5pm, 9pm-11pm
Tuesday: 11am-5pm, 9pm-11pm
Wednesday: 11am-5pm, 9pm-11pm
Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday: 11am-2am
Saturday: 11am-5pm, 9pm-2am & 11am-2am (Every Other Week)
Sunday: 9am-11pm

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Open Bowling

Check Out Our Awesome Open Bowling Opportunities!
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Learn More About Our Amazing Specials!
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Learn More About Our Awesome Parties!
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Cosmic Bowling

Your Cosmic Bowling Experience
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League Bowling

Want To Join A League
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Birthday Parties

Check Out Our Great Birthday Parties
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Company Parties

Check Out Our Great Company Parties
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Check Out Our Great Fundraisers
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Youth Programs

Learn More About Our Great Youth Programs
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School Outings

Learn More About Our Great School Outings
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Laser Tag

Check out our fun Laser Tag!
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  • 14/06/2016in Latest Posts

    NEW Summer Open Bowling Specials @ Great Escape

    Come to Great Escape to escape the heat and enjoy great bowling specials! We now have open bowling all day, every day! Reserve your lane NOW by calling 515-263-1700.   ...
  • 13/04/2016in Latest Posts

    Social – Eats & Crafts

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — A new restaurant in Pleasant Hill boasts 26 craft beers, bowling lanes, an arcade and laser tag and more. Owners said “Social – Eats & Crafts” is located at 655 Northeast 56th Street. The menu focuses on American cuisine including burgers as well as signature mac and cheese dishes, Cavatelli, and...