Aurora, IL

Featuring Fitness Equipment

The Great Escape

150 Trade St.
Aurora, IL 60504

(630) 851-9090
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Store Hours


Monday, July 5th

10:00 am – 4:00pm

Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri 10:00 am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00pm

11:00 am – 5:00pm

Meet Our Team

Joel Ragsdale
Store Manager

My name is Joel Ragsdale and I’m the manager of our Aurora location. I’ve been working for The Great Escape for 10 years. I love what I do because I get to sell the same quality of products that I would buy for myself. My favorite products to talk to customers about are pool, hot tubs, patio furniture, billiards, and exercise equipment - basically everything we sell!

The best part of my job is feeling great about the products I sell. Due to the high quality of the products we sell, I never feel like I’m trying to make something sound better than it is.  The products are brand names at really low prices, so there’s value in the purchase, trust in the brand and I get to go home every night with a clear conscience that someone will be happy with their purchase.

In my free time I write, run, practice Judo and spend as much time with my family as possible. I learned how to quilt a few years ago, so I can operate a sewing machine as well.

If you want experience and leading industry brands, look no further than The Great Escape. Here at the Aurora location, we may not be the biggest or newest store, but we’ve got a crew that enjoys what it does and works together as a team to make an exceptional buying experience for our customers. It’s fun to help people plan entertainment areas for their homes. We take pride in what we sell. Knowing that we offer the HIGHEST quality products at the lowest price speaks volumes.

The Great Escape is your one-stop shop, not only do we have the quality products you’ve been looking for, we have our own service department as well. We are on Ogden Ave, one block west of the intersection of Rte 59 and Ogden Ave in Aurora. Come stop in! 

Aurora, IL