Prince fans around the world: The music legend has another gift to share, even after his death. Visitors will now be able to tour the Paisley Park complex that was both the star’s estate and his recording studio — as well as, sadly, where he was discovered dead in an elevator. It sprawls over 65,000 square feet in Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, where Prince opened it over 30 years ago.
Tours are slated to begin on October 6, according to Mashable. They’ll go on sale this Friday and will cost $38.50. The experience lasts about 70 minutes, and will be run by Graceland Holdings, which also operates Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. Included in the tour are the studio and soundstage where he practiced, plus thousands of items of Prince memorabilia.
"Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on," Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, said in a statement cited in Mashable. "Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place."
While only a few hundred fans got to see Paisley Park during Prince’s lifetime, Graceland Holdings estimates as many as 2,000 could come through on a given day after tours begin.
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