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Thread started 11/30/16 7:12pm

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A question for those familiar with Minneapolis.

I'm thinking of going to the celebration.

I'll have no car and need accommodation. What
area should I stay in? Chanhassen and presumably be stuck in the middle of nowhere in my downtime or somewhere in Minneapolis and have to Uber or taxi each day?
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Reply #1 posted 11/30/16 7:19pm

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lust said:

I'm thinking of going to the celebration.

I'll have no car and need accommodation. What
area should I stay in? Chanhassen and presumably be stuck in the middle of nowhere in my downtime or somewhere in Minneapolis and have to Uber or taxi each day?


Rent a cheapie car or über but don't go without
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Reply #2 posted 11/30/16 7:47pm

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lust said:

I'm thinking of going to the celebration.

I'll have no car and need accommodation. What
area should I stay in? Chanhassen and presumably be stuck in the middle of nowhere in my downtime or somewhere in Minneapolis and have to Uber or taxi each day?


That's a pickle. Maybe you can carpool with someone else going?

It will not be a cheap cab/über ride each way. Like $50 or more by cab, I would think.
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Reply #3 posted 11/30/16 8:13pm

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Minneapolis to Chan is a bit of a haul. You might spend less on a car rental than cab fare. I would be inclined to stay closer to Chanhassen just for the cheaper accommation rates. Eden Prairie or Edina are somewhat in between, and they do have things to do, depending on what you are looking for.
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Reply #4 posted 11/30/16 8:29pm

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I stayed in St paul, near the airport.

As long as you have mapquest, you'll find Paisley Park.

It's about a half hour to 45 minute drive.

And the Mall of America is only 10 minutes away.

Eden Prairie is near Chanhanssen. Nothing much to do in Chahanssen except the dinner theater which is down the street from PP. There is also a big shopping cener.
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Reply #5 posted 11/30/16 9:09pm

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lust said:

I'm thinking of going to the celebration. I'll have no car and need accommodation. What area should I stay in? Chanhassen and presumably be stuck in the middle of nowhere in my downtime or somewhere in Minneapolis and have to Uber or taxi each day?

there are a lot of hotels in the area, and one of the closest one is Holiday Inn

7855 Century Blvd, Chanhassen, MN

800-329-7630


renting a car is a good idea, giving you dreedom to drive around. chanhassen has buses and there is uber but having a car is best so you can drive around and check things out.

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Reply #6 posted 11/30/16 10:04pm

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Thanks everyone. I'm not confident driving on the "wrong" side of the road so
staying in Chanhassen or Eden Prairie might be the way to go.

But. Done some maths and might be a graffiti bridge too far fiscally speaking.
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Reply #7 posted 11/30/16 11:49pm

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XxAxX said:



lust said:


I'm thinking of going to the celebration. I'll have no car and need accommodation. What area should I stay in? Chanhassen and presumably be stuck in the middle of nowhere in my downtime or somewhere in Minneapolis and have to Uber or taxi each day?



there are a lot of hotels in the area, and one of the closest one is Holiday Inn


7855 Century Blvd, Chanhassen, MN


800-329-7630



renting a car is a good idea, giving you dreedom to drive around. chanhassen has buses and there is uber but having a car is best so you can drive around and check things out.


Rent a car because you might want to got see the Purple Rain house, go see first Ave, stuff like that
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Reply #8 posted 12/01/16 9:55am

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You will also need to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka, so you should definitely rent a car.
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Reply #9 posted 12/01/16 10:04am

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lust said:

Thanks everyone. I'm not confident driving on the "wrong" side of the road so staying in Chanhassen or Eden Prairie might be the way to go. But. Done some maths and might be a graffiti bridge too far fiscally speaking.



there are Apps like AirBnB that allow you to stay with/sleep on the sofa of individuals who participate in the program, much less costly than a hotel.

maybe you could ride-share with someone else? uber is here too. good luck! it's definitely worth making a visit to Paisley Park

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Reply #10 posted 12/01/16 10:37am

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musicfan77 said:

I stayed in St paul, near the airport. As long as you have mapquest, you'll find Paisley Park. It's about a half hour to 45 minute drive. And the Mall of America is only 10 minutes away. Eden Prairie is near Chanhanssen. Nothing much to do in Chahanssen except the dinner theater which is down the street from PP. There is also a big shopping cener.


Saint Paul is not near the airport.

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KingSausage said:

You will also need to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka, so you should definitely rent a car.


In April?! This Minnesotan says if you do that in April, you're more Minn esotan than I.

Srsly, I'd consider cutting up my Minnesotan card. wink
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Reply #12 posted 12/01/16 11:12am

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XxAxX said:



lust said:


Thanks everyone. I'm not confident driving on the "wrong" side of the road so staying in Chanhassen or Eden Prairie might be the way to go. But. Done some maths and might be a graffiti bridge too far fiscally speaking.



there are Apps like AirBnB that allow you to stay with/sleep on the sofa of individuals who participate in the program, much less costly than a hotel.

maybe you could ride-share with someone else? uber is here too. good luck! it's definitely worth making a visit to Paisley Park



Thanks. That's a good tip. I'd love to make it happen. Gotta factor in flights from New Zealand too
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Reply #13 posted 12/01/16 11:34am

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If I where a Chanhassen resident, I would rent my guest bedroom out to Prince fans. Better yet , open a Prince themed B&B ( if city council allowed it) biggrin but seriously, renting out a bedroom is not weird. It's done in Miami Beach. I would deco it Purple. wink
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Reply #14 posted 12/01/16 11:41am

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Heck this is information I need even though it might be awhile before I get there. It's nice to know beforehand the dynamics of the city and it's surrounding area. Queen of getting lost.

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Reply #15 posted 12/01/16 12:16pm

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rent a car and reserve it early to lock in the price.

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Reply #16 posted 12/01/16 12:26pm

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i wonder if it might be possible to work with one of the local hotels and obtain a group discount. that is, local hotels might be willing to negotiate a crowd discount and reserve rooms for individuals attending the celebration/ anniversary of his passing.

that might be something current management of Paisley Park could help with, appealing to local chanhassen businesses and organizing group fees/discounts for travelers. chanhassen is very sympathetic to all things Prince. he was very well loved.

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Reply #17 posted 12/01/16 12:38pm

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When I went in October I stayed in Bloomington near the airport and renteld a car for cheap. But I was right in the middle of things and got to PP, the tribute concerts and First Avenue/after parties easily.

I would offer to give you a ride but I don't know just yet that I'm going. Now I will tell you everywhere I went there was Prince fam and I did give a few folks a ride and I carpooled to lunch with some fam.

I rented my car from Priceline and I told them how much I wanted to pay and they made it happen. I did this about a month out because on the map everything looks so far and I am not a public transportation girl. I do know some folks that use only public trans and with the exception of the after parties said they had no problems.

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Reply #18 posted 12/01/16 12:41pm

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oliviacamron said:

XxAxX said:

there are a lot of hotels in the area, and one of the closest one is Holiday Inn

7855 Century Blvd, Chanhassen, MN

800-329-7630


renting a car is a good idea, giving you dreedom to drive around. chanhassen has buses and there is uber but having a car is best so you can drive around and check things out.

Rent a car because you might want to got see the Purple Rain house, go see first Ave, stuff like that

You will definitely need a car for that, I got lost trying to find it. And can the good folks from Minne tell me where the Grafittie Bridge is and give directions. I don't mean the one by PP.

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Reply #19 posted 12/01/16 12:51pm

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i think there is a business/group/individual? offering 'Prince' tours. maybe Paisley Park management could incorporate this endeavor into the April 17th Celebration, providing a map of historical Prince sites and the opportunity to take a tour bus along with other travelers, to visit all the Princely scenes around town?

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Reply #20 posted 12/01/16 1:55pm

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tish9311 said:

oliviacamron said:

XxAxX said: Rent a car because you might want to got see the Purple Rain house, go see first Ave, stuff like that

You will definitely need a car for that, I got lost trying to find it. And can the good folks from Minne tell me where the Grafittie Bridge is and give directions. I don't mean the one by PP.

The original graffiti bridge was in Eden Prairie and was torn down in the early 90's.

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Reply #21 posted 12/01/16 3:25pm

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Try to rent a car if you can. It's inexpensive and offers you incredible access and freedom to come and go. Public transportation out to PP isn't quite there yet. For what it's worth when my young, sheltered son was without much notice transferred to England he managed the driving thing quite well so I'm confident you will too wink good luck whatever you decide!
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OnlyNDaUsa said:

rent a car and reserve it early to lock in the price.


Yes if pay ahead of time especially. I had a car rented for 3 days at Alamo in terminal and my total price was $45!. I got it from one of those sites were you pay upfront nonrefundable. Unfortunately, my Oct. 7 th VIP Paisley Park tour was cancelled so I never went. sad I'm still trying to get over that. When I finally do go, I'm just going general admission and taking my kid
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Reply #23 posted 12/01/16 4:11pm

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Definitely rent a car. Staying out near PP makes sense to save money, but there's so much great stuff to do in Minneapolis. (I'll put a plug in for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, a fantastic and free museum!) And you will want to go over to Saint Paul if you have time. It's smaller than its fellow twin city, but beautiful and fun in its own way.

Whatever you do, the goal is to have fun!
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I'm going, but I haven't booked my hotel yet.

I'm flying in from the UK but at the moment, I'm torn between staying close to PP or staying downtown, so I can do Bunkers, Fineline, Calhoun, 1st Avenue etc in the evenings.

Either way, I think I'll hire a car to do a bit of a tour and some shopping.

If the Celebration puts on a shuttle from the city center, then I'll just hire a car on one day to do Lake Minnatonka, purple house etc.

Could anyone advise if Chanhassen centre to PP is walkable?

I started a thread in 'Fan Getherings' a couple of days ago to try and gather us together.

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SquirrelMeat said:

I'm going, but I haven't booked my hotel yet.

I'm flying in from the UK but at the moment, I'm torn between staying close to PP or staying downtown, so I can do Bunkers, Fineline, Calhoun, 1st Avenue etc in the evenings.

Either way, I think I'll hire a car to do a bit of a tour and some shopping.

If the Celebration puts on a shuttle from the city center, then I'll just hire a car on one day to do Lake Minnatonka, purple house etc.

Could anyone advise if Chanhassen centre to PP is walkable?

I started a thread in 'Fan Getherings' a couple of days ago to try and gather us together.




When I was living in MN, the roads around there weren't exactly pedestrian friendly. But perhaps things have improved.
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KingSausage said:

SquirrelMeat said:

I'm going, but I haven't booked my hotel yet.

I'm flying in from the UK but at the moment, I'm torn between staying close to PP or staying downtown, so I can do Bunkers, Fineline, Calhoun, 1st Avenue etc in the evenings.

Either way, I think I'll hire a car to do a bit of a tour and some shopping.

If the Celebration puts on a shuttle from the city center, then I'll just hire a car on one day to do Lake Minnatonka, purple house etc.

Could anyone advise if Chanhassen centre to PP is walkable?

I started a thread in 'Fan Getherings' a couple of days ago to try and gather us together.




When I was living in MN, the roads around there weren't exactly pedestrian friendly. But perhaps things have improved.

It's walkable. With the growing population and increased infrastructure the streets are better for pedestrian traffic than they were.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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sonshine said:

KingSausage said:




When I was living in MN, the roads around there weren't exactly pedestrian friendly. But perhaps things have improved.

It's walkable. With the growing population and increased infrastructure the streets are better for pedestrian traffic than they were.



That's great news!
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sonshine said:

KingSausage said:
When I was living in MN, the roads around there weren't exactly pedestrian friendly. But perhaps things have improved.
It's walkable. With the growing population and increased infrastructure the streets are better for pedestrian traffic than they were.

To be clear, the Park is situated on a divided highway with no sidewalk. There might be some roundabout ways to get there on foot on the bike path the runs from the park across the street, but I'm not sure where that connects to the rest of Chanhassan. It wouldn't be safe to walk on the side of the highway for sure.

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