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The AR Adventure, Austin: Address, Phone Number, The AR Adventure Reviews: 4/5

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Our innovated augmented reality technology make it possible to play escape room games while exploring the city. Instead of being locked out inside a room you will be immerged into the game and explore different parts of the city like never before. You need to find clues, solve puzzles and riddles, interact with local business with the objective of saving the world before the times goes out.

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Daniel K
Charleston, SC1 contribution
We visited AR Adventures earlier this week as a group, and I would definitely recommend the experience to families and friends visiting the city who wouldn't mind getting their steps in. The "Amazing Capitol Quest" took us from 14th and Lavaca, around the capitol grounds, and all the way down to 6th street in an effort to find and seal a portal and "save the world". The storyline was a cute gimmick that would keep children entertained while encouraging them to learn about local businesses and Texas history.
None of the experiences were particularly difficult, but may take a few heads (who preferably have experience using an iPad) to figure out the secret to. Except some which were glorified multiple choice questions.
Rated 4/5 primarily due to a fun and engaging experience that simply needs some more ironing out. One of the objectives, for example, had us walk/running from 6th street all the way up to the capitol **and back again**, which seemed more like something to waste time as opposed to be beneficial to progress the storyline. Would overall recommend the experience if you need to spend 1-2 hours downtown.
Written March 8, 2020
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Olivia M
Jersey Village, TX8 contributions
We visited The AR Adventure a few days ago with a large group. We split into a few teams and ran around the capitol completing the quests. It was well done and well thought out. We did the "kid" version, so I would like to return to try an increased difficulty experience, as some of the puzzles felt too easy. Additionally, we weren't sure if it was a bug or not, but it had us run around downtown back and forth instead of on a linear path. Either way, if you're in Austin with young kids/teens, this is a great 2 hour experience if you're visiting! Also, the staff was extremely nice and helpful.
Written March 5, 2020
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Wang X
Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
This is a really recommended AR experience. We have a large group of people and we were splitted into group of 5~6 and played the scanvenger hunt AR game, we have to run around the capitol and the nearby district to find the answer for our challenges, it is a really state-of-an-art experience and really family friendly. The staffs are really nice as well.
Written March 4, 2020
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ansley m
1 contribution
Doing the Amazing Capitol Quest was a really fun, interactive experience that was relatively easy. You are given an ipad which acts as your guide where you are prompted to solve puzzles and challenges around the Capitol in order to complete your quest. The story line is a fun adventure and a good active way to explore some of Austin. If you're looking for something fun that will entertain your whole family or if you just want a fun group activity to try out, this is the experience for you! Also the staff at AR adventures were helpful and informative, in the case of any potential technical problems they were in the area to help assist.
Written March 3, 2020
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Jake H
Austin, TX291 contributions
AR Adventure (Augmented Reality) is a great way to explore Austin by the Capitol while saving the world from the spies putting chemicals into the water! The GPS gaming system and technology are really cool. You are given everything you need to solve the clues on the iPad as you go down Congress Avenue. Think escape room and city tour in one experience. There are two different games- the spy one and a more family friendly one where you learn about Austin. There is a small parking lot behind their office and meeting place on Lavaca. It is also where the Segway tours start. This is a fun experience in Austin that you gotta try.
Written October 19, 2019
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Nassema
Port of Spain37 contributions
Friends
Rainey Street is a short street with building which look old town style but they all offer various foods and selection of drinks that are worth a try. Good for both families and friends.
Written July 21, 2019
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Jbeardsl
Austin, TX1 contribution
We had fun exploring the monuments around the Capitol, figuring out the clues, and seeing different areas. Fun date night.
Written May 26, 2019
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Hello Jbeardsl, Thank you so much for you review. I am very glad that you enjoyed our city escape experience. Hope to see you both soon!
Written May 27, 2019
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Diane W
Scottsdale, AZ1,545 contributions
Couples
We were not impressed. The ‘game’ requires you to carry an ipad along with a number of other items. That should be enough to get through the activities but at one point we were directed to use facebook messenger to communicate with someone. We were given no advance warning and neither one of us had messenger set up on our phones. At another spot we were directed to get a secret word from an employee. She didn’t know what we were talking about so she called her manager who also didn’t have the answer. Some of the ‘challenges’ were also very odd.
Written May 17, 2019
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Hello Diane, I am so sorry you had some issues with the Facebook messenger. We did take a look at the configurations of the app after your review and we were able to make some adjustments that should help other participants. It is great to hear from your as this help us grow as a company. We are definitely trying to explain every participant about this point and hope that we can improve this communication with all customers after the great point you did on your review. I really hope that you will be able to give us a try next time and see if you have a better experience. Any time just let us know and we will take care of you and your friends & family on your next game.
Written May 27, 2019
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Trip33607409876
Austin, TX1 contribution
Business
The people at AR are the nicest and most helpful group of folks. They always work to accommodate me and my guests on whichever adventure we choose, and they’ve been my go-to for fun adventures for my clients for a long time.
Written May 11, 2019
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We are really glad to hear your kind words. We always try to do the best to accommodate all our guest, and try to provide the best experience we can!
Written May 17, 2019
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PapaT-Rex
The Woodlands, TX3 contributions
Family
The AR Adventute is really onto something with the idea of coupling technology with a scavenger hunt and series of puzzles around the city. Brilliant concept. Unfortunately the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the checkpoints were not puzzled at all, but more in the realm of “tell us what you see here.” Then move to the next checkpoint. Very few of the checkpoints actually advanced the storyline set forth in the beginning. And when we got there, we were told we had to use Facebook messenger for a part of the hunt, which was fine except 1) that was not mentioned anywhere during the booking process and would really lessen the experience for someone who didn’t use Messenger; and 2) it didn’t work. The system malfunctioned. We had a good time doing this, but we could have had the same good time walking around the city by ourselves and saved ourselves a substantial amount of money. Provide more thinking puzzles and tie the puzzles into the storyline, and AR Adventures will have a serious hit on its hands.
Written May 11, 2019
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Thank you very much for your feedback PapaT-Rex. We are definitely working on different plans of executions and working on creating different routes with more thinking puzzles as you mentioned. It is crucial to us to receive great reviews like yours so we can improve our customer experience. I completely agree with you that our idea is fantastic and within the next few months will have way more things to come to all customers, our goal is to provide a great game experience while able to explore different parts of the city.
Written May 17, 2019
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