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Thread started 02/07/17 11:54pm

hempy74

australian fans paisley park experience

Hello all
I am planning a trip to Minneapolis in october/november this year. Was hoping to get some feedback/Experiences on people travelling from australia who went to paisley park and indeed any other great prince sites while there. Any help would be greatly appreciated ie travelling to and from paisley park,accomodation etc thank you simon
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Reply #1 posted 02/08/17 4:23am

gollygirl

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hempy74 said:

Hello all I am planning a trip to Minneapolis in october/november this year. Was hoping to get some feedback/Experiences on people travelling from australia who went to paisley park and indeed any other great prince sites while there. Any help would be greatly appreciated ie travelling to and from paisley park,accomodation etc thank you simon

I am from Australia and so jealous, have a lovely time when you get there.

How am I gonna fill this empty room? ☔️💜
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Reply #2 posted 02/08/17 5:30am

partyup77

Hello Simon -

I am not from AUS but I have recently planned a trip to PP this spring. This is an edited version of my working itinerary. I hope it is helpful for you. I have tried to arrange the sites in a logical order.

Thur ARRIVE in MPLS

❤ Mall of America/Hard Rock Café. 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425 (located on the way from airport to downtown)

❤ Calhoun Square. 3001 Hennepin Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Parking entrance on Lake Street and 31st Street)

❤ People’s Organic. @ Calhoun Square (Prince’s chef’s business)

☆ NPG STORE (former). 1408 West Lake St. Minneapolis MN 55408

☆ Uptown / Uptown Theatre. 2906 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55408

☆ PRINCE MURAL. 2601 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Sencha Tea Bar, around back)

--Check in to Chanhassen Inn. 531 West 79th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317

❤ Lunds & Byerlys Supermarket. 800 West 78th Street Chanhassen MN 55317

XX First Avenue show TBA

Fri

☆ Purple Rain House. 3420 Snelling Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55406

❤ Electric Fetus Records. 2000 4th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404 (opens 9AM)

--Downtown MPLS. Parking @ 921 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (across the street from music mural)

☆ Schmitt Music Mural. South 10th St. and Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN

☆ First Avenue. 701 N. 1st Ave. Minneapolis, MN

☆ Glam Slam (former). 110 N. 5th St. Minneapolis, MN (Uber 1.5 miles back to parking vicinity)

❤ XX DAKOTA Jazz Club. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Happy Hour 4PM-6PM (close to parking))

Paisley Park After Dark | Dance/DJ Night 6PM-11PM

Sat

☆ Capri Theatre. 2027 W Broadway Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411 (first solo concert)

☆ Childhood Home. 1244 Russell Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 (lived w Andre Cymone’s family 1972-1977)

☆ Childhood Home. 539 N. Newton Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55405 (lived with father. Wrote 1st song, Funk Machine @ age 7)

❤ Rudolph's BBQ. 1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

❤✝ Walker Art Center. 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (sculpture garden closed until June 2017)

❤✝ Mississippi River / Stone Arch Bridge / Other

❤✝ West Photo. 21 University Avenue N.E. Minneapolis, MN 55413

Paisley Park After Dark | Concert/Movie Night 6PM-11PM

Sun

Paisley Park VIP Tour | BRUNCH 11AM-12:40PM

☆ 9401 Kiowa Trail, Chanhassen, MN (Home/Studio 1981-1985) Prince’s gate still standing (house bulldozed after father’s passing)

❤ ✝ Lake Ann Park. 1456 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317 (across from Paisley Park)

XX Lake Minnetonka

❤ Bunker's Music Bar and Grill. 761 Washington Ave N Minneapolis, MN (Dr. Mambo’s Combo ft. Michael B, Sonny T, Margie Cox @ 9:30PM $7) MB-Drums 1989-1996+, ST-Guitar 1991-1996, MC Early-Mid 90s

Mon

❤ Caribou Coffee. 920 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

--Post Office. 7730 Laredo Dr. Chanhassen, MN 55317 (Mail purchases home. PO is close to hotel @ shopping center)

❤ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 3675 Arboretum Dr. Chaska, MN 55318. Hours: 8AM-4PM $12, Tram Tickets $5 @ Oswald Center

❤ Chanhassen Cinema. 570 Market St. Chanhassen (ft. PRINCE MURAL)

Tues DEPART

Depart approx 12PM

*Downtown MPLS is 20 minutes from the airport / Chanhassen is 20 minutes in other direction / Downtown MPLS – Chanhassen approx. 30 min apart

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Reply #3 posted 02/09/17 9:52pm

MNredandblue

Wow partyup77, that itinerary is impressive! You certainly have done your research. I hope you enjoy your time here!

I smiled to see the Chan lunds/byerlys supermarket on your list. I saw Prince there years ago, doing some shopping. I have been there countless times since, and I still think of him every time I am there.
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Reply #4 posted 02/10/17 12:36pm

partyup77

Thanks! I've been waiting to visit MPLS for about 30 years now so I'm trying to get in as much as possible when I go this spring! It is so cool that you saw him shopping there. I absolutely cannot wait for this trip!

MNredandblue said:

Wow partyup77, that itinerary is impressive! You certainly have done your research. I hope you enjoy your time here! I smiled to see the Chan lunds/byerlys supermarket on your list. I saw Prince there years ago, doing some shopping. I have been there countless times since, and I still think of him every time I am there.

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Reply #5 posted 02/14/17 7:11pm

Mpls55408

partyup77 said:

Hello Simon -

I am not from AUS but I have recently planned a trip to PP this spring. This is an edited version of my working itinerary. I hope it is helpful for you. I have tried to arrange the sites in a logical order.

Thur ARRIVE in MPLS

❤ Mall of America/Hard Rock Café. 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425 (located on the way from airport to downtown)

❤ Calhoun Square. 3001 Hennepin Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Parking entrance on Lake Street and 31st Street)

❤ People’s Organic. @ Calhoun Square (Prince’s chef’s business)

☆ NPG STORE (former). 1408 West Lake St. Minneapolis MN 55408

☆ Uptown / Uptown Theatre. 2906 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55408

☆ PRINCE MURAL. 2601 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Sencha Tea Bar, around back)

--Check in to Chanhassen Inn. 531 West 79th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317

❤ Lunds & Byerlys Supermarket. 800 West 78th Street Chanhassen MN 55317

XX First Avenue show TBA

Fri

☆ Purple Rain House. 3420 Snelling Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55406

❤ Electric Fetus Records. 2000 4th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404 (opens 9AM)

--Downtown MPLS. Parking @ 921 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (across the street from music mural)

☆ Schmitt Music Mural. South 10th St. and Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN

☆ First Avenue. 701 N. 1st Ave. Minneapolis, MN

☆ Glam Slam (former). 110 N. 5th St. Minneapolis, MN (Uber 1.5 miles back to parking vicinity)

❤ XX DAKOTA Jazz Club. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Happy Hour 4PM-6PM (close to parking))

Paisley Park After Dark | Dance/DJ Night 6PM-11PM

Sat

☆ Capri Theatre. 2027 W Broadway Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411 (first solo concert)

☆ Childhood Home. 1244 Russell Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 (lived w Andre Cymone’s family 1972-1977)

☆ Childhood Home. 539 N. Newton Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55405 (lived with father. Wrote 1st song, Funk Machine @ age 7)

❤ Rudolph's BBQ. 1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

❤✝ Walker Art Center. 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (sculpture garden closed until June 2017)

❤✝ Mississippi River / Stone Arch Bridge / Other

❤✝ West Photo. 21 University Avenue N.E. Minneapolis, MN 55413

Paisley Park After Dark | Concert/Movie Night 6PM-11PM

Sun

Paisley Park VIP Tour | BRUNCH 11AM-12:40PM

☆ 9401 Kiowa Trail, Chanhassen, MN (Home/Studio 1981-1985) Prince’s gate still standing (house bulldozed after father’s passing)

❤ ✝ Lake Ann Park. 1456 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317 (across from Paisley Park)

XX Lake Minnetonka

❤ Bunker's Music Bar and Grill. 761 Washington Ave N Minneapolis, MN (Dr. Mambo’s Combo ft. Michael B, Sonny T, Margie Cox @ 9:30PM $7) MB-Drums 1989-1996+, ST-Guitar 1991-1996, MC Early-Mid 90s

Mon

❤ Caribou Coffee. 920 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

--Post Office. 7730 Laredo Dr. Chanhassen, MN 55317 (Mail purchases home. PO is close to hotel @ shopping center)

❤ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 3675 Arboretum Dr. Chaska, MN 55318. Hours: 8AM-4PM $12, Tram Tickets $5 @ Oswald Center

❤ Chanhassen Cinema. 570 Market St. Chanhassen (ft. PRINCE MURAL)

Tues DEPART

Depart approx 12PM

*Downtown MPLS is 20 minutes from the airport / Chanhassen is 20 minutes in other direction / Downtown MPLS – Chanhassen approx. 30 min apart

Wow, I've LIVED in Minneapolis all my life (recently moved 12 miles out) and i am very impressed by this list. Hope you enjoy your time here!!

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Reply #6 posted 02/16/17 10:20am

CandaceS

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"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #7 posted 02/17/17 5:23am

partyup77

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Check out this map of sites:


https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=1VFgCkNVBdbybuHOt1UOv2ZSC48s&ll=44.76157209147929%2C-93.47209979999997&z=10

Wow! Thank you for posting this awesome map. I am going to add the IDS Center and (maybe) Cheapo Records to my itinerary!

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Reply #8 posted 02/19/17 6:19am

tdavison

hempy74 said:

Hello all
I am planning a trip to Minneapolis in october/november this year. Was hoping to get some feedback/Experiences on people travelling from australia who went to paisley park and indeed any other great prince sites while there. Any help would be greatly appreciated ie travelling to and from paisley park,accomodation etc thank you simon


Wife and I are going from Oz for the April 4-day party. Everything booked and paid for!
DrD
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Reply #9 posted 03/18/17 3:37am

hempy74

I have booked to visit Minneapolis In November 2017. Any suggestions of hotels?? We were thinking near Mall of America. Any help would be apreciated. Simon

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