A museum that was once Prince's private estate and production complex that has artifacts from his life and offers guided tours.
Paisley Park is a large compound at 65,000 square feet that is now a permanent museum. Chanhassen is located on the outskirts of Minneapolis, Minnesota. For 30 years, before Prince's death, Paisley Park was his home, creative sanctuary, and production complex. Prince got the idea of the name Paisley Park in 1993 when he was making the film "Purple Rain." Prince has a song named "Paisley Park" and as he wrote the song he thought of a place of love and peace where there were no rules or limitations for creativity.
Prince wanted Paisley Park to be open to the public someday. Today, the venue welcomes fans, musicians, and audiophiles for tours, concerts, festivals, and other special events. People from around the world come to visit this remarkable spot.
Visitors can enjoy a guided tour with guides that have many captivating facts and stories to share. There are great areas for photos near the end of the tour. Some interesting facts are that Prince loved the smell of lavender and he always had pet doves in his home. There are still some doves that are now in cages in the atrium. Phones must be turned off during the tour but photos are welcome near the end.
The tour is an amazing experience! Come listen to some of Prince's unreleased tapes and music. See one of his recording studios, his guitars, his purple piano, and over 300 pairs of Prince's custom shoes!