7 Escape Rooms in Myrtle Beach to Break Out Of!

Nov 13, 2019

7 Escape Rooms in Myrtle Beach to Break Out Of | Escape Rooms
By Rich Weidman

7 Escape Rooms in Myrtle Beach to Break Out Of!

“No prison can hold me; no hand or leg irons or steel locks can shackle me. No ropes or chains can keep me from my freedom.” – Harry Houdini

Did you know … the escape room craze had descended upon South Carolina’s Grand Strand in a big way and Myrtle Beach itself currently boasts more escape rooms than any other city in the Palmetto State? So, if you are seeking the ideal locale for fun-filled team-building outings, family reunions, birthdays, holiday gatherings, bachelor/bachelorette parties or just a simple get-together of close friends, Myrtle Beach escape rooms will immerse your group into a fascinating atmosphere of incredible adventure and mind-bending challenges that simply can’t be beat!

What exactly is an escape room? Participants in this highly popular form of live and interactive entertainment are “locked” in themed escape rooms and must work together as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and “escape” the room before times runs out. Although escape rooms come in all shapes and sizes, some of the most popular escape room themes these days revolve around zombie apocalypses, bank heists and jail breakouts. By the way, escape rooms originated in Kyoto, Japan, in 2007. However, believe it or not, the reigning “Escape Room Capital of the World” is actually Budapest, Hungary, which currently boasts approximately 80 escape rooms!

The United States itself features approximately 2,300 escape rooms and Red Bull even sponsors an annual Escape Room World Championship each April. In addition, Escape Room, a 2019 psychological horror movie, grossed more than $155 million worldwide (a sequel is reportedly already in the works). According to The New York Times, “Innovation is crucial … as more escape room companies enter the market. Some are adding new rooms, switching games more frequently or using more actors and more elaborate props to increase the immersive quality of the experience.”

So, are you read to take the Myrtle Beach escape room challenge? Here are 7 escape rooms in Myrtle Beach to break out of:


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1 | Myrtle Beach Room Escape | “Will you escape?” Ideally located near Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Myrtle Beach Room Escape features four 60-minute-long “real-life adventure games” that provide the perfect retreat for companies and small businesses, family reunions and friendly get-togethers in general. If it's hair-raising chills you're after, you won't have to go off the beaten path to find haunted places in Myrtle Beach that keep you running! From zombies straight out of The Walking Dead and Harry Potter-like castle scenarios to thrilling jailbreaks that make Escape from Alcatraz seem tame in comparison, Myrtle Beach Room Escape has something for everyone. The extremely clever, thought-provoking escape games at Myrtle Beach Room Escape will make this immensely popular attraction one of the highlights of your next trip to the Grand Strand!

Escape rooms at Myrtle Beach Room Escape include:

  • The Witch’s Castle (“Can You Think Like a Wizard?”)

  • Bomb in the Theater (“Be a Hero and Save the Day”)

  • Walking Dead: Road to Survive (“Overcome the Fear”)

  • Jailbreak (“The Most Fun in Myrtle Beach!”)

WHERE: 316 9th Avenue N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | WHO: (843) 990-1677

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2 | Backstage Escape Games | “Do you have what it takes to escape?” Another highly popular Myrtle Beach escape room, Backstage Escape Games promises a “fully immersive experience” that transports you “to an alternate reality” through the use of great props, along with state-of-the-art sound and lighting effects. Whether you’re seeking a fast-paced escape adventure or a terrifying tour through a haunted house, Backstage Escape Games conjures up thrilling escape room magic that you won’t soon forget! Billed as “the most immersive escape room in Myrtle Beach,” Backstage Escape Games lies within bustling Broadway at the Beach, a massive shopping, dining and entertainment complex and a Myrtle Beach attraction in its own right. Other Broadway at the Beach attractions include Backstage Mirror Maze, Broadway Grand Prix, The Simpsons in 4D, Ripley’s Aquarium, Myrtle Waves Water Park, Dinosaurs The Exhibition and WonderWorks, among others.

Escape rooms at Backstage Escape Games include:

  • The Legend of Atlantis (“An Epic, Story-Driven Journey”)

  • Dark Winter’s Night (“A Frightfully Festive Game”)

  • The Haunting of Hyde House (“An Eerie, Unforgettable Experience”)

WHERE: 1314 Celebrity Circle #165, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | WHO: (843) 713-1237

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3 | Break Out Myrtle Beach | “Explore – Experiment – Escape.” A favorite Myrtle Beach attraction, the Break Out Myrtle Beach escape room on Main Street offers a diverse range of six themed escape games for all ages – ranging from CSI-type mysteries and treasure hunts to remote island adventures – and everything in between! Created by a group of young game enthusiasts, Break Out Myrtle Beach simply takes escape rooms to the next level with its innovative escape game scenarios.

Escape rooms at Break Out Myrtle Beach include:

  • Red Beard’s Revenge (“Find the Treasure and Escape”)

  • Serial Killer (“Find Your Way Out … Or Perish!”)

  • CSI Myrtle Beach (“Find the Clues and Solve the Case”)

  • Bank Heist (“Move Quickly Before Time Runs Out”)

  • Undead Outbreak (“Your Brain is on the Menu”)

  • The Curse of Volcano Island (“Take Shelter on the Island”)

WHERE: 314 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 | WHO: (843) 231-5644

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4 | Riddles Escape Room Myrtle Beach | “Can you escape in 60 minutes?” Featuring themed live-action adventures that are fun for all ages (note: ages 17 and under require adult supervision to participate), Riddles Escape Room Myrtle Beach is conveniently located in the Waterway Village Shopping Center on North Kings Highway (AKA U.S. 17 Business). With a diverse selection of seven themed escape games that feature plenty of puzzles, secret codes and hidden objects, Riddles Escape Room also offers the novelty of live actors in order to “shake things up a bit,” as well as a unique VR escape room experience known as VR – Space Station and Claustrophobia Extreme, which is billed as “The Smallest Escape Room in the USA.”

Escape rooms at Riddles Escape Room Myrtle Beach include:

  • Myrtletown Wagon Trail (“A Fun-Filled, Interactive Escape Game”)

  • Grande Strand Hotel (“All Guests Check In, But Most Never Leave”)

  • House of CARS Steampunk Mansion (“Prove You are the Heir to the Steampunk Mansion”)

  • VR – Space Station (“Work as a Team to Escape a Futuristic Space Station”)

  • Claustrophobia Extreme (“The Smallest Escape Room in the USA”)

  • Marooned Island (“Can You Escape with the Pirate Treasure”)

  • SCUBA Underwater Laboratory (“Coming Soon!”)

WHERE: 9713 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | WHO: (843) 213-1586

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5 | Captive Escape Rooms Myrtle Beach | “Transport yourself to another world!” Billed as “The World’s Most Popular Escape Rooms,” Captive Escape Rooms offers escape game locations in Myrtle Beach and Ocean City, Maryland (with Nashville, Tennessee, coming soon), as well as four escape room sites in Canada: Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan and Ottawa (with Vancouver coming soon). The five incredibly detailed, “fantastically themed rooms” at Captive Escape Rooms Myrtle Beach – which range from haunted mansions and vampires to delightfully sinister murder mysteries – will absolutely thrill your coworkers, friends and/or family for 60 minutes!

Escape rooms at Captive Escape Rooms include:

  • Dracula’s Library (“A Most Deadly Game”)

  • Charlotte (“Find Out What Really Happened in this Sinister Old House”)

  • Cabinet of Curiosities (“A Deep, Dark Secret”)

  • The Surgeon (“You Don’t Have Time for Fear”)

  • 13 Doors (“There is No Turning Back Now”)

WHERE: 1120 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | WHO: (843) 444-8224

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6 | Escapology Myrtle Beach | “We take you around the world.” Check out Escapology Myrtle Beach if you want a “real life escape game experience”! Escapology Myrtle Beach offers four quality 60-minute escape games – ranging from spy thrillers to western-style shootouts – with enough challenging puzzles and clues to solve that will keep even the most expert escape room aficionado from getting bored. There’s even a great seasonal escape room billed as a “thrilling holiday adventure” and designed exclusively for families called Saving Santa. By the way, each of the escape rooms at Escapology Myrtle Beach holds up to six players.

Escape rooms at Escapology Myrtle Beach include:

  • Antidote (“Solve the Riddles and Unlock the Secrets”)

  • TH3 C0D3 (“Kill the Program and Escape”)

  • Arizona Shootout (“Leave No Stone Unturned”)

  • Saving Santa (“Do You Think You Can Solve the Puzzles and Find Santa?”)

WHERE: 400 N. Kings Highway D, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | WHO: (843) 945-2830

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7 | Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze | “Lost then found!” Although technically not an “escape room” per se, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze provides an “enchanting labyrinth” for those visitors who don’t want to use up too much brain power in their quest to escape. In fact, unlike the quite terrifying and intricate hedge maze from Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror masterpiece The Shining, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze has received some rather mixed reviews for both the short length of the maze and the ease in solving the maze itself (with some critics claiming that they managed to solve the mirror maze in five minutes or even less!). However, if you are a Ripley’s aficionado, you will definitely want to cross this rather amusing but mindless diversion off your Myrtle Beach bucket list. You can even splurge on “laser glasses” for a few extra bucks to enhance the mirror maze experience! Best of all, it’s the perfect spot to get some great Instagram-worthy shots that will endlessly amuse your friends and family alike!

Other Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach include:

  • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium (“Experience the Bizarre”)

  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach (“Dive into an Underwater Adventure”)

  • Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater (“Hang on Tight!”)

  • Ripley’s Haunted Adventure (“Face Your Fears!”)

  • Ripley’s Super Fun Zone Arcade (“Escape Reality”)

  • Ripley’s Smash Dash (“Stay on Your Toes”)

WHERE: 913 Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | WHO: (843) 448-2331

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