Experience Prince's Minneapolis
Minneapolis helped shape Prince into the man and the artist he became, and in return, Prince forever left his mark on Minneapolis. Even as Prince’s success swept the globe, he always remained close to his roots in Minneapolis. His journey started here and throughout his whole career, he embraced his hometown. He put Minneapolis on the map with his music and his distinct style.
Ongoing Prince Experiences
- Experience Prince's Minneapolis self-guided city tours start with our comprehensive list and map. Bus tours are available from Waconiaville Tours.
- Get a behind-the-scenes look at how First Avenue & the 7th St Entry began - made famous by Prince’s Purple Rain. During your tour you can expect to step onto the world-renowned stage, check out the “set list wall” backstage, and maybe even hear a few ghost stories. Groups of 10 or more can request tours via the website.
- Prince's home and studio, Paisley Park, is permanently open to the public for tours Thursdays through Sundays. Fans will receive a rare glimpse of Prince's 65,000-square foot home, studio and rehearsal spaces. Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles. General admission and VIP Tour options are available.
Paisley Park now offers new themed tour packages. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to record vocals live in Prince's Studio B. The "Paisley Park After Dark" dance party will groove the NPG Music Club for hours. Saturday evenings will feature Prince movies and rare concert footage! Save your appetite for Sunday morning brunch in the NPG Music Club, reserved for VIP ticket holders. Tickets now are on sale for tour dates. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Full details are available at the official museum website.
Visit Prince’s Hometown of Minneapolis
From Prince's childhood home to First Avenue nightclub and his Paisley Park studios, the Minneapolis area is full of people touched deeply by Prince, and it’s home to countless places and landmarks that connect us to his life. We have curated a glimpse into the history of Prince's adventure here in our great city. Feel free to download, Experience Prince's Minneapolis tour itinerary and take your friends and family on a self-guided exploration of our city, painted in purple.
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