MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) – Tours at Paisley Park resume Friday after a unanimous vote from the Chanhassen City Council allowed Prince’s former home  and recording studio to become a museum.

The museum features tons of Prince memorabilia and the singer’s ashes. It’s expected to bring hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Guests can now buy tickets through December. Tickets for 2017 are expected to go on sale next month.

The mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen declared it “Paisley Park Day” in celebration of the tours resuming.

“Prince was known to love all, and today we welcome the world to our city while extending an open invitation for fans to visit Chanhassen and this beautiful music landmark,” read the proclamation from Mayor Denny Laufenburger.

Visitors to the museum can see the studios where he recorded his hits, his guitars, “Purple Rain” motorcycle, costumes, awards and other memorabilia.

Also on display is an urn — a stylized replica of the building — that contains Prince’s ashes. Prince died at Paisley Park in April of an accidental painkiller overdose.

The museum, managed by the same company that runs Elvis Presley’s Graceland, is expected to draw 600,000 people a year. The 70-minute tour costs $38.50 while the 100-minute VIP tour costs $100. Additional fees are $11.75 per ticket.

For more information on tours, or to purchase tickets, visit Paisley Park online.

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  1. Dan Mack says:

    Thank God CCzerro found another prince story to cover over the troubling issue of the bleak future of our grandchildren here in the Socialist Welfare Village trying to pay for every African and MidEastern terrorist’s healthcare, housing, EBt cards, spending money, legal aid, and social servicies; much less the ill-legals.