What is an Escape Room?

An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles to solve the mystery and "escape"  within a set time limit. The games are physical versions of "escape the room" video or board games.

​Do you have to be really smart or need special training?

​No, you do not need special training or have to be really smart. You just have to be persistent, alert, stay calm, and breathe.  Don't let the time ticking away panic you - tick tock, tick tock, tick tock........

How much time do we have to escape the room?

Our rooms allow 60 minutes for you and your teammates to solve the puzzles and "escape".

We do ask that guests arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled reservation time

to get a briefing  of your room scenario and  our rules. 

​Can I get more time than 60 minutes?

Unfortunately, we have to limit your time to 60 minutes so we have time to reset the room for another group. 

So bring your brightest brains and beat the 60 minute time limit!

Are players really locked in a room?

Players are not physically locked in the rooms.   

If you have an emergency or need to use our restroom, you may leave the room at any time during the room run.  

Please note, the clock will not stop and your time will continue to tick away.   

Is it scary?

Our rooms are not generally scary.  The rooms are designed to be a fun way to stimulate the brain as you face the challenges and puzzles presented in each room, and designed to be fun for guests of all ages.  

That's why  Sleuth Escape Rooms  is perfect for players of all ages and group sizes.

How long will I be in the room?

You will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzle and escape out of your chosen room.  If you don't escape in 60 minutes, we will eventually let you out!  We ask guests to show up 15 minutes prior to your reservation time to get a quick briefing of your task and a rundown of ground rules.  

When your group is finished, we have a photo opportunity for you to document your success or failure!

With your permission we will use these photos on our website and Facebook.

Are cell phones allowed in the room?

The use of cell phones is not permitted in our rooms

Reserving your room...
How much does it cost?

We charge $20 + tax per person.  Pricing for large groups, special requests, and private events during non-business hours can be found on our Group Info page.

Do I need a reservation to experience SLEUTH ESCAPE ROOMS?

Due to Covid-19, we do not accept walk-in's at this time.  So, we strongly suggest making reservations to ensure you get your desired room(s) and time. 

Reservations can be made by clicking the "Book" button below or by calling us at (308) 455-3381.  If you are making reservations less than 24 hours prior to your visit, they cannot be made online - so give us a call!

Please reserve online by clicking here.

How far in advance should I book?

To reserve your desired date and time, we suggest booking as early as possible. 

Though we do take walk-ins, to ensure that you get your desired  room(s) and time, you will need to make a reservations and place a deposit to ensure that your desired appointment time is held for you.   If you are booking less than 24 hours in advance, you will not be able to book online, but you can call us at (308) 455-3381.

How many people can be in the room at a time?

Our rooms comfortably fit 6-8 people. Our online booking system allows you to book for up to 8 participants.  If there are additional people in your group, who would like to be in the same room, they will be charged $20, plus tax, upon arrival.  Otherwise, for groups larger than 8, we suggest you book a second room.

If I only have 2 or 3 people in my group, will we be placed with strangers to fill the time slot?

No.  Our booking system is designed to show the room is not available to others once a reservation,

with a non-refundable deposit, has been made for a room.  

Are gift certificates available?

Yes!  We offer gift certificates, which are a great gift-giving idea 

for individuals or groups, for a variety of ages and occasions! 

Give us a call or reach us by email at sleuthescaperooms@gmail.com! 

Gift certificates can be picked up during regular business hours or by special arrangement,

or can be mailed for an additional shipment fee.

Can minors (17 and under) participate?

 Our rooms are not recommended for children age 5 or younger, and participants under the age of 10. 

For reasons of safety, as well as your enjoyment,  we do not recommend children age 5 and younger

be in the room with you.  If they must accompany you, they will be charged regular admission. 

We recommend participants be age 10 or older because of the skill level necessary to

solve the puzzles and manipulate the locks.

Youth under 16 need one adult over the age of 21 per group per room.  Everyone under the age of 18 must have waiver signed by a parent/guardian.   Please refer to information on our Waiver page. 

What if I need to change my reservation?   What is your cancellation policy?

No refunds will be given, but we can reschedule a booking for you.   Deposits or payments for cancelled reservation can be applied to a booking that must be scheduled within a year of the original booking date.  The payments can be used for the originally reserved room, or for a different room if available. 

Exceptions will be made for inclement weather. 


Sleuth Escape Rooms is located at 204 E 25th St Suite 5.

If you are coming in to Kearney from the SOUTH or North (on Highway 10/2nd Ave):
Turn East onto Hwy 30/25th St

If you are coming in to Kearney  from the East or West (on Highway 30):
We are located right on Highway 30, on the Northside of the street

The northwest corner of 25th St and Ave B.

Where should I park?
Park in the parking lot or on the side street.

What if I/we arrive late?

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early.  You will only have an hour in the room from the reserved start time. If your group needs to start late, you will have less time to break out/solve the puzzle. To stay on schedule, your time in the room will end exactly 60 minutes after your reserved start time.

Any other questions?

        Contact us with any questions you still have and we'll be happy to answer them!