USM student opens College Town Escape Rooms - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

USM student opens College Town Escape Rooms

The "Kidnapped" Escape Room door/Photo credit: WDAM The "Kidnapped" Escape Room door/Photo credit: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A University of Southern Mississippi entrepreneurship major has ventured into the business world and is offering people in the Pine Belt quite the challenge.

USM Junior Kody Liston, 22, recently opened College Town Escape Rooms at 6668 U.S. 98 in West Hattiesburg.

“I wanted to do something within my field that would give something for other people to do outside the norm like going to the movies and bowling,” Liston said.

The venue offers three types of rooms to escape, including the most popular being the “Kidnapped” room that guests have to do their best to escape in an hour.

The other options for rooms are “A Colorful Sound” and “A Failed Experiment.”

“It’s just you in the room, it’s just a big puzzle game basically,” Liston said. “Now kidnapped, I think a lot of people like kidnapped just because you actually have to be blindfolded to start.”

Liston said as soon as the scenario starts, you get in the dark room and you can take the blindfold off and start the puzzle game.

Liston added one of his goals was to add something new to the community.

“Something you can kind of of do together as a team, it builds teamwork, and so it gives other people something to do and it keeps me busy as well while I’m in school,” Liston said. 

You can see more information about booking parties here

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Last minute grocery shoppers filled the aisles Wednesday

    Last minute grocery shoppers filled the aisles Wednesday

    Last minute grocery shoppers filled the aisles Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:07 PM EST2017-11-23 04:07:25 GMT

    Last minute grocery shoppers filled the aisles Wednesday.   Jessica Bowman stopped into a Hattiesburg store to see what all the activity was about. Roshunda Trody said, "Two turkeys, ham, dressing, greens cabbage, french beans with white potatoes and turkey butts in it." Hefty dinner menus for Thanksgiving day. Trody said, "I'm from Hattiesburg, MS, but I'm back in town to be with my family for the holidays and doing a little bit of last minute shopping." ...

    More >>

    Last minute grocery shoppers filled the aisles Wednesday.   Jessica Bowman stopped into a Hattiesburg store to see what all the activity was about. Roshunda Trody said, "Two turkeys, ham, dressing, greens cabbage, french beans with white potatoes and turkey butts in it." Hefty dinner menus for Thanksgiving day. Trody said, "I'm from Hattiesburg, MS, but I'm back in town to be with my family for the holidays and doing a little bit of last minute shopping." ...

    More >>
  • Tickets on sale for the 5A South State Championship

    Tickets on sale for the 5A South State Championship

  • Tickets on sale for the 5A South State Championship

    Tickets on sale for the 5A South State Championship

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:42 PM EST2017-11-23 02:42:31 GMT
    Fans in line to buy tickets to the 5A South State Championship Wednesday in Hattiesburg. Source: WDAM.Fans in line to buy tickets to the 5A South State Championship Wednesday in Hattiesburg. Source: WDAM.

    Fans were waiting in the parking lot Wednesday outside Hattiesburg High School for tickets to go on sale for the 5A South State Championship Friday night. The Tigers are hosting the Laurel Tornadoes in a I-59 showdown.  The game, a repeat of the "Lil' Brown Jug" game will give the Tornadoes the chance at revenge, after Hattiesburg won the rivalry game 20-14 in August. Tyrone King was sitting in the parking lot at 11:30 a.m., waiting for the ticket office to open it's ...

    More >>

    Fans were waiting in the parking lot Wednesday outside Hattiesburg High School for tickets to go on sale for the 5A South State Championship Friday night. The Tigers are hosting the Laurel Tornadoes in a I-59 showdown.  The game, a repeat of the "Lil' Brown Jug" game will give the Tornadoes the chance at revenge, after Hattiesburg won the rivalry game 20-14 in August. Tyrone King was sitting in the parking lot at 11:30 a.m., waiting for the ticket office to open it's ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly