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Historic Heist: Adult Escape Room

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Registration is closed because no more seats are available.

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On August 5, 1935 two men walked into the Euclid Avenue State Bank in Highland Park and demanded cash.  The men left with $980 and two hostages. The robbers were part of a dangerous gang that led a string of bank robberies across several states. In this Escape Room, you'll uncover the full story as you work against the clock to recover the stolen goods and escape the room!  Can you crack the case in just 45 minutes?  

Please register each person who will attend for the timeslot of your choice. Space is limited.


Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.