Prince's Paisley Park estate now permanently open for public tours

(ABC News) -- Never heard of Chanhassen, Minnesota?
 
Well, that may soon change as the city of 23,000 about 20 miles southwest of Minneapolis is primed to become a go-to destination for music aficionados.
 
The town’s city council voted unanimously on Monday to allow Prince’s Paisley Park estate to open as a public museum.
 
The official Paisley Park website is already selling tickets for the remainder of the year, with a promise to begin selling 2017 tickets next month. Fans can pay $38.50 plus fees for general admission, or $100 plus fees for the “VIP Experience."
 
Both tickets allow access to Prince’s recording studios, concert hall, rehearsal rooms and his private NPG Music Club, while the VIP package tosses in an “expert” tour guide, additional rooms and “artifacts from the archives,” and a “unique and exclusive photo opportunity.”
 
Prince died of an opioid overdose in April at the age of 57. Bremer Trust, the firm in charge of the singer's estate, released a statement in August, explaining that Prince always wanted Paisley Park to become a museum.
 
"Millions of Prince fans worldwide will have the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000-square-foot complex, which served as the production studio and creative oasis for one of the greatest and most beloved music artists of all time," the statement said.


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