The 9 Best Escape Rooms in West Virginia!

Do you think you have what it takes to work with others to solve puzzles and answer riddles in time to escape the room you’re all locked in? Escape rooms are popular with many groups for team building and just plain fun. To escape the room, everyone must work together and within a time limit. Here are the best escape rooms in West Virginia!  

1. The Lost Escape Room, Cross Lanes and Huntington, WV

The Lost Escape Room is open Monday through Sunday at a cost of $25 per person. Make reservations with a group of friends, your family, or take your chances and join strangers for one of the best timed activities in the area. Reservations for corporate groups looking to build team cooperation can be made Monday through Friday. You and your fellow hopeful escapees will look for clues, objects, and try to solve each one to find the key to unlocking the door that leads to your freedom. Choose from three separate rooms where you and your group will seek fame and stardom, discover Anna’s secret, or find the cure for an international epidemic before time runs out. 

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2. Pendulum Escape Games, Charleston, WV

The rules are simple at Pendulum Escape Games in Charleston, West Virginia. Choose your team, pick a game, solve the puzzles, and break out of the room. There are different themes for each room, including one that involves finding a way to stop the missile in South Korea from being launched against the United States before time runs out and Hawaii is destroyed. You can also choose to go on a treasure hunt in the tomb of the last Egyptian pharaoh, find out who murdered the best operative for the government, discover the new secret candy flavor from BonBon’s and escape before you’re found, or find your way out of local school before summer break starts. These games are very kid-friendly and are either 30 or 60 minutes in length. Rooms can hold up to eight people, and pricing is $15 and $25 depending on length of the game. 

3. Morgantown Escape Room, Morgantown, WV

Ranked the #1 escape room in the state, the Escape Room in Morganton, West Virginia, is full of fun and action. Combine your problem-solving skills with fellow detainees and try to escape Saturday detention before you’re locked in for the weekend. If traveling back to the time of King Arthur is more to your liking, you can help find Excalibur, release the Knights of the Round Table from the dungeon, and save Camelot. Cost is $25 per person and up to 10 people can be accommodated. 

4. Epic Escape Game New River Gorge, Fayetteville, WV

Looking for something new to do with your friends? Want an exciting and unique evening with your date? Would you like to build a better working relationship with co-workers? Make a reservation to play one of the games available at Epic Escape Game in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Choose from one of three rooms: Runaway Train forces you to find a way to stop a train before it hits a bridge headed to Thurmond, West Virginia. The next room is called Mothman. In this game, you’re trapped in an abandoned coal mine that also happens to be the summer home of the legendary Mothman. You have to escape before he returns. The most challenging room of the three is Brave New World. In this room, your friend has decided to destroy the planet. You have just one opportunity to stop a nuclear missile launch. Excitement awaits you in every room.

5. EscapeWorks, Weirton, WV

Considered a playground for your brain, EscapeWorks, located in Weirton, West Virginia, puts you on the trail of a serial killer. You and your team are the only ones who can solve the clues, answer the riddles, and bring this killer to justice. But do you have what it takes? Game cost is $25 per person and you have one hour to solve this and escape the room. 

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6. Escape the Pen at West Virginia State Penitentiary, Moundsville, WV

You’re on a special investigative team to see if an inmate at the West Virginia State Penitentiary really deserves to be put to death for a crime. His execution is scheduled in one hour and you and your group have to solve the clues that have just come in and save this man’s life. Can you do it in time and escape the Pen? Cost for the game is $25 per person and lasts 90 minutes. Private games can be scheduled for $200 and are a great way to build team cooperation. 

7. Out of the Box Room Escape, Princeton, WV

If you love puzzles and games and good at solving mysteries, join friends or other likeminded people for an Out of the Box Room Escape experience. Located in Princeton, West Virginia, this time-sensitive activity pits you against the clock as you look for and decipher clues, solve riddles and puzzles, and make logical sense of things in the room with the goal of escaping in time. Great for dates, girls’ night out, birthday parties, church youth groups, and as a corporate team building event, these fun and challenging games are safe and fun for everyone. Cost is $20 per person. 

8. Escape Room at Glade Springs, Glade Springs, WV

You and your group are traveling on the RMS Titanic in the frigid waters of the ocean when you hit an ice berg that rips open the side of the ship. You have one hour to figure out how to escape the ship by sending a distress signal to a nearby ship before the ship sinks and takes you down with her to a watery grave. Or perhaps you’re with a team of explorers in Egypt and you discover an ancient tomb. Suddenly, the door to the tomb shuts and you’re trapped with only a limited amount of air! Can you work together and solve the riddle of the sphinx in time to get out before your run out of air? Check website for available dates, times, and cost. 

9. Xscape Live, Morgantown, WV

Game night will never be the same when you sign up for one of the interactive escape rooms at Xscape Live in Morgantown, West Virginia. You might travel back in time to the place of King Tut’s tomb and you have one hour to unlock the secrets and riddles to find where the real tomb is located and unlock it. Or you might be the only person to inherit a large estate from a recently deceased relative, only to find you it’s hidden and you have to find in in 60 minutes or forfeit it forever. Then you could be part of a tour group in the city who get lost in the wrong part of town. You’re all taken hostage by a group of armed robbers and locked in a room that you must escape before they return. Cost is $27 per person and the number of participants is dependent on the game chosen.

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