‘Paisley Park Day’ declared as Prince museum reopens
Prince’s Paisley Park studio complex and home reopened permanently Friday as a museum honoring his musical legacy, and the mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen declared it “Paisley Park Day” in celebration.
The Chanhassen City Council earlier this month put the brakes on Paisley Park’s planned Oct. 6 opening, citing concerns over traffic and parking. But the council signed off on the museum’s rezoning request Monday after steps were taken to address traffic issues, allowing the gates to reopen Friday.
Visitors to the museum can see the studios where he recorded his hits, his guitars, “Purple Rain” motorcycle, costumes, awards and other memorabilia.
Also on display is an urn that contains Prince’s ashes. Prince died at Paisley Park in April of an accidental painkiller overdose.
The museum, managed by the same company that runs Elvis Presley’s Graceland, is expected to draw 600,000 people a year. The 70-minute tour costs $38.50 while the 100-minute VIP tour costs $100. Additional fees are $11.75 per ticket.