It’s summer, you’re on a Branson vacation with the family, and you’ve got a whole day full of outdoor activities planned. Sounds great! Well, at least until our finicky midwest weather comes out to play, and you find your schedule thrown off by a day of unexpected rain. But never fear! There are plenty of things to do in Springfield or Branson, MO on a rainy day. Here’s why you should add a visit to an escape room (specifically, 417 Escape Artist, ah-hem), to your list.

Family Friendly Escape Rooms

At 417 Escape Artist, we believe that escaping is for everyone, and yes, that includes kids! It’s never too early to learn that ins and outs of an escape room. Our escape rooms in Branson and Springfield are designed for kids 7 and up. If you have kiddos under the age of 7, we ask that you reserve the whole room so the kids can have all the freedom they need to explore the escape room and have an experience full of fun and adventure.

Not all escape rooms are scary.

Escape games sometimes get a reputation for being scary or inappropriate for kids. That is not the case at 417 Escape Artist! For example, our 417 Lounge escape rooms are perfect for escapees of all ages. We’ll always let you know if an escape room might be a little too scary for kids under a certain age, or if you just plain don’t like scary stuff. We get it!

Escape rooms are exciting. 

Let’s be real; rainy days make us all feel a little restless, especially if your day of outdoor plans is now out the window. While there are a lot of cool Branson attractions, maybe you don’t want to sit through another show, peruse an outlet mall, or explore a museum. An escape room in Branson or Springfield is the perfect place to exercise your mental energy and try something new.

Memories to Last a Lifetime

A rainy day might throw your plans for a loop temporarily, but you might find that it becomes one of the most memorable things about your vacation! Escape rooms facilitate family bonding, and the shared experience of trying something new together will create memories that will last for years to come! We also have a fun photo booth that your family can take part in, win or lose, after finishing an escape room. And here’s something you won’t hear in Branson often, photos are free!

We usually recommend booking the escape room as early as possible to ensure availability, but we understand that the weather can turn on a dime. If you’re able, give us a call two hours in advance. If you don’t have two hours, that’s fine! We’ll see what we can do to accommodate your group.

Contact 417 Escape Artist to learn more about our escape rooms and why they are the perfect all-weather activity for your Branson family vacation!

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Statement from
417 Escape Artist

417 Escape Artist is committed to the safety, health, and well being of its customers and staff. As such, we are complying with the local mandate per the city of Springfield to suspend operations at our Springfield location beginning on March 18th and continuing until April 1st.

We will not be booking any of our escape rooms until such a time that it has been deemed safe by our local health departments. We want to make sure it is safe for us to get together again for some escape room fun. If you have a room booked during this time, we will be contacting you shortly to discuss rebooking or your refund options. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (417) 887-8816 or email us at and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

It is regrettable to do this, but we hope that our efforts along with others in the community will help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus so we can get back to normal sooner rather than later. We hope that you will be safe and healthy during this time while remembering to be kind and courteous to your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you again soon!