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Frequently Asked Questions

Anything you've ever wanted to know about Kato Escape...

An escape room is a real-life puzzle game. It is like National Treasure and Clue mixed together in the most engaging way imaginable. Players are given a list of requirements and must solve the mystery in less than 60 minutes.

We are located at 619 S Front Street in Downtown Mankato, Minnesota. We are across from Walgreens and near the Wagon Wheel Cafe.

If you need, you can find a map HERE.

🌟 Dive into adventure with our escape rooms for just $85, accommodating up to 6 players! πŸŽ‰ Want more friends to join? No problem! Add extra players for just $15 each. πŸ™Œ Choose the Mayan Escape for up to 12 explorers, or select any of our other thrilling rooms for a group of 10. πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈβœ¨ Your next great adventure awaits!


We recommend 4 to 8 adults at a time. More than 8 can be crowded and less than 2 is lonely.Β  Mayan is our largest room and D42 is our smallest room

πŸ”πŸšͺ Wondering if escape rooms are tough? They sure areβ€”but in the most thrilling way! πŸ§ πŸ’‘ Our Mayan Escape and Saloon adventures are crafted for the seasoned puzzle masters, offering an extra dash of challenge. 🌟 And for those who dare, Directive 42 awaits as our ultimate test of wit and will. πŸŽ–οΈ But fear not! Clues are at your beck and call, ensuring no puzzle leaves you puzzled. πŸ—οΈβœ¨ Ready to conquer the challenge?

πŸŽ‰ Celebrate Your Special Moments With Us! 🎈 Whether it's a birthday, gender reveal, engagement, bachelor/bachelorette party, or any celebration in between, we're here to make it unforgettable! 🌟

πŸ” In any of our escape rooms, we can cleverly conceal items to add an extra surprise to your adventure. The Mayan Escape, in particular, has the perfect hideaway for gender reveal secrets! πŸΌπŸ’

πŸ“ž Got a special request? Call us at 507.327.4045 and let's hide your secret in our room! Your extraordinary occasion deserves an extraordinary celebration! πŸ—οΈβœ¨


Groups of kids twelve and older can attempt the room by themselves with the permission of their respective parental units.

Depending on the kid, five may be a bit young. Groups with kids have been MORE successful than adult only groups.

Strange kids are dangerous. Specifically to adults with good credit.

Yes, we can schedule rooms during business hours. Contact Us and we'll get you set up.

We also provide options that include a meal.

Coming from Minneapolis? Β Check out Minneapolis Party BusΒ  and hitch a ride in style.

We also offer an onsite Portable Escape room!

Yes, we have corporate team building packages that include lunch for $25 per person. We can accommodate up to 32 players at a time. Contact Us to schedule or ask questions.


Coming from the Twin Cities? Check out Minneapolis Party Bus and get a ride that has style.

Yep, we do provide an emergency exit included in the base rate. When a player leaves the room they may re-enter the game. We also have restrooms available.

Everything you need to solve the puzzle is located in the room. You may bring your phone in with you, but it will not help you solve the puzzles. We ask you to keep it off or on silent and restrain from using it during the time you are in the room.

Hey, that's not a question! Are you going to pay us to watch you pick a lock?

It's more fun to actually use your brains and solve the puzzles!

Well duh! Teenagers have reportedly smiled while playing our escape rooms.. so it must be pretty fun, right??

The adventure should take about 90 minutes or an hour an a half. To be safe, set aside about 5400 seconds. Please arrive ten minutes early to get the briefing done before we lock you in. The briefing will help you solve and escape the room.

If you fail, we will show you what you missed if you like.

All we ask is for you to show up and be the brilliant individuals that you are, there is no preparation needed.

This might be the greatest date activity ever created by the hands of humans. You get to be locked in a room together (every couples dream, we know) and have to use your brains and work together! Truly a great bonding experience.

Keeping the content of the room secret makes the room fun for the next group of gold diggers. The less you know about the room the more fun you will have.

The most you can say to others after you have finished is the spectacular, fun-filled, best 60-minutes ever of your life.

This is a great question.

  • Use the restrooms, you'll be in there for an hour
  • Tweet, Like, Message, Skype, Fax, Voicemail, Smoke Signal, Gmail, or use your phone for the last time.
  • Wait in the hallway by the benches.
  • Your Game Master will come and get your team.

Ivan's office, Mayan Escape and Directive 42 are 100% wheelchair accessible.

The Tubes lab is 80% wheelchair accessible.