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.