About The Great Escape
Local Record Store in Louisville, KY
Hours of OperationMonday: Closed
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reviews of The Great Escape in Louisville, KY
- 555 Reviews
Heard so many great things about this place and finally found they're all true. This place is awesome. They could get ally monies! Super selection and deals on Funko Pops, stickers, artwork, comics, and so much more! Can't wait to go back.
Found this sister store from the one in Nashville Tn. This Great Escape is awesome!! Super friendly staff, unbelievable collection or vinyls, tapes and CD’s. Spectacular section of back issues and new and current comics!!! A must when in town!’
Amazing little shop! Always an interesting selection of vintage and new toys. They don't have the biggest selection but they always have cool stuff and the staff is very welcoming. I make the drive from Lexington a few times a year just to visit this shop.
I've been going to this store for at least 40 years. When I was a boy, my mother would occasionally take me out of school to drive the 90-mile trip to Louisville to go used book shopping. We would always hit up Twice Told Books and the Great Escape. What I loved back then about TGE was the extensive used paperback and RPG section. Sadly, those sections are tiny compared to the glory days of the 80s, but there is still a lot to love there. Used LPs and comic books are in abundance, and there is a decent assortment of vintage toys and action figures.The ambiance is rather hole-in-the-wall, but that is my preference over a more modern, streamlined experience. In a world of flash and glitz, The Great Escape remains an authentic comic shop; in fact, it is a bit of a time warp where, if you don't focus too hard, you can almost transport yourself back to a simpler time, an analog time free from the oversaturation of stimuli that typifies our modern mileu.
Love this store! Our kids enjoy coming to pick out pokemon cards & comics. Superior customer service and great atmosphere.