Paisley Park

7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen

Where Prince built a world-famous musical compound

Paisley Park—named after the track on his 1985 album Around the World in a Day—remains synonymous with Prince. From 1987 until his death in 2016, Paisley Park served as Prince's official recording studio and part-time residence. Now open to the public as a museum and memorial to his many achievements, the building—designed by architect Bret Thoeny—included a variety of studio spaces, a performance venue, and living quarters. Designed from the ground up as an artist's compound, it nurtured most of Prince's creative activity for the last third of his life—he recorded 29 albums here from Lovesexy (1988) through Art Official Age (2014). He also gave concerts and threw parties that became the stuff of legend among his fans.

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Prince-related graffiti, 2018

Prince-related graffiti, 2018

Prince-related graffiti in tunnel under Highway 5 leading to Paisley Park. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Paisley Park, 2018.

Paisley Park, 2018.

Paisley Park. Prince completed his artist compound in 1988. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Paisley Park Museum entrance, 2018.

Paisley Park Museum entrance, 2018.

Paisley Park Museum entrance. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Paisley Park, 2018.

Paisley Park, 2018.

Paisley Park. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Paisley Park, 2018

Paisley Park, 2018

Exterior photo of Paisley Park. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Paisley Park

Paisley Park

Exterior photo of Paisley Park. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Paisley Park entrance, 2018.

Paisley Park entrance, 2018.

Exterior photo of the entrance to Paisley Park. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Paisley Park ancillary building, 2018

Paisley Park ancillary building, 2018

Exterior photo of the Paisley Park ancillary building. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Mementos left at Paisley Park, 2018

Mementos left at Paisley Park, 2018

Mementos left on the walls at Paisley Park. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamonds and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Recording room, Paisley Park, 1990s

Recording room, Paisley Park, 1990s

Interior photo of the recording room at Paisley Park. | Source: Photo credit: Carver County Historical Society. View File Details Page

Guitars in Paisley Park recording studio, 1990s

Guitars in Paisley Park recording studio, 1990s

Interior photo featuring guitars in the Paisley Park recording studio. | Source: Photo credit: Carver County Historical Society. View File Details Page

Pool table with Prince�™s symbol, 1990s

Pool table with Prince™s symbol, 1990s

Interior photo featuring the pool table with Prince™s symbol at Paisley Park. | Source: Photo credit: Carver County Historical Society. View File Details Page

Street Address:

7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen [map]

Cite this Page:

Kirsten Delegard, Michael Lansing and Kristen Zschomler, “Paisley Park,” Augsburg Digi-Tours, accessed December 14, 2018, http://digitours.augsburg.edu/items/show/44.

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