About 417 Escape Artist

What sets 417 Escape Artist apart?

417 Escape Artist offers four uniquely-themed escape rooms in Springfield, MO! Owner Ann Gilbert designs, creates and furnishes all of the rooms, refreshing the room themes as often as possible. When you book an adventure with 417 Escape Artist, you’ll be entering a room that’s truly handcrafted to challenge even the most seasoned sleuths.

417 Escape Artist is also proud to offer private rooms for you and your party at no extra cost (including no extra charge based on the number of escapers participating). Ready to try your hand at becoming a 417 Escape Artist? Book your next adventure today!

About Ann Gilbert

417 Escape Artist owner, Ann, always dreamed of running her own business. She wasn’t sure what her business would be, but she knew she wanted it to be fun! 

Ann had a blast going to her first escape room. She was drawn to how escape rooms brought people together, so she began tackling different escape room challenges with her friends and family. From the creative themes to the exciting puzzles, Ann found something she loved and something Springfield was missing. 

After becoming an expert escape artist herself, Ann decided to open her own escape room business and began looking for a location in late 2015. She came up with the themes, found the perfect furnishings and developed unique challenges for each room. Then, on April 17, 2016, she opened the doors to 417 Escape Artist in Springfield, Missouri.

Sleuths and adventurers have been able to experience the thrill of beating (or almost beating) the clock and Ann’s handcrafted rooms ever since. She continues to serve up thrills and challenges to escapers of all ages.

Ann Sherman