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6 PLACES PRINCE LEFT HIS MARK ON THE TWIN CITIES

Get a glimpse into the life of Minnesota's rock icon.

Image by Dan Corrigan/Greenspring Media.

Prince’s lyrics and presence found their way into the ears and hearts of many. From Paisley Park to First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, mementos of his time here are sprinkled across the metro, allowing fans to retrace his footsteps.

Dakota Jazz Club: Prince would often show up at this cozy club unexpectedly and frequently to support local musicians taking the stage.

» 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis,
612-332-1010, dakotacooks.com

The Electric Fetus: The record store was a spot where Prince could often be found shopping for new CDs and records.

» 2000 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis,
612-870-9300, electricfetus.com

The entrance to First Avenue at night from the street.

Image by Todd Buchanan/Greenspring Media

First Avenue: This popular music venue was host to a plethora of Prince’s concerts, and in 1983 the album version of “Purple Rain” was recorded here live.

» 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis,
612-332-1775, first-avenue.com

House from “Purple Rain”: The home on Snelling is where Prince’s character from his movie “Purple Rain” took up residence.

» 3420 Snelling Ave., Minneapolis

Paisley Park: Prince’s famous recording studio, residence and performance venue.

» 7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen,
952-227-1400

Chanhassen Mural: Shorty after the pop star’s passing, an artist painted this 40-foot mural on the Chanhassen Cinema in shades of Prince’s signature color.

» 570 Market St., Chanhassen,
952-974-9796, five-star-cinemas.com

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