Prince's Minneapolis: Self-Guided Downtown Audio Tour
27 Ratings
Discover how Minneapolis shaped the legendary musician Prince on this self-guided audio tour. Learn about his groundbreaking achievements and hear from industry experts. Book now!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Nicollet Avenue - This self guided audio tour explores the city where Prince was born, where he rose to fame and where, when he died, the purple lights shone across the sky. You’ll start the tour on Nicollet Avenue.
  • IDS Crystal Court - On this tour, you’ll see the Crystal Court balcony featured in Purple Rain.
  • Music Wall - You’ll pass by the Schmitt Music Wall mural where Prince had his iconic first photo shoot.
  • Dakota - On this tour, you’ll pass by The Dakota club, which Prince visited just a few days before he died.
  • Orpheum Theatre - You’ll see the Orpheum Theatre where Prince was one of the first black musicians to play.
  • Prince Mural - You’ll see a 100-foot tall mural by the artist Hiero Veiga, who was chosen from more than 60 artists to commemorate Prince.
  • First Avenue - As you walk, you’ll hear about the night 10,000 people came to the First Avenue club to mourn the death of the city’s music legend.
What's Included
  • VoiceMap mobile app for both Android and iOS users
  • Lifetime access to the English tour
  • Offline availability of audio, maps, and geodata
What's Not Included
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Food and Drink
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
Additional Information

Discover the transformative influence Minneapolis had on young Prince Rogers Nelson, a musical innovator, through this budget-friendly walking tour.

• Understand how Prince made history as the first artist to concurrently achieve a top charting film, album, and song
• Listen to insights from producer Frank Bures, a renowned writer, essayist, and the editor of Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology
• Enjoy the flexibility to complete the tour in 75 minutes or take your time at each stop - you decide when you start and finish
• Benefit from unlimited access prior to and following your booked date
• Opt for the virtual tour from the comfort of your home

After booking, you will receive a ticket with a unique code listed under “Before You Go”, along with instructions. Follow these and download the VoiceMap app.

The app provides the path to the starting point and automatically plays GPS directions. Just wear your headphones, reach the destination, and tap start. Even offline, the app assists you with turn-by-turn directions.

Mary Tyler Moore Statue
Nicollet Mall
Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(27 Ratings)
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May 18, 2024
Great short tour packed with interesting history. - The timing of commentary was perfect! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Packed a lot of facts in all the while getting gentle exercise after a long car trip.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 24, 2024
Really good tour, it’s a... - Really good tour, it’s a must for Prince fans! If you go on a warm day, take the time to enjoy the cool restaurants around downtown area as well.
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Mar 8, 2024
Perfect tour in a very nice city! - Excellent realy enjoyed it. A must do as a Prince fan. Nice locations and scenes from the Purple Rain movie. The clubs Prince has played in and learned new things.
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Oct 23, 2023
Fan intro to Prince in Minneapolis - This was the best way to start our trip! Easy to use and really insightful- perfect homage to Prince before we visited Paisley Park.
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Oct 9, 2023
Tour of Minneapolis! - This tour is a must DO! Very cool and informative and pace is perfect, stops are very nice, lots of cool Murals
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Aug 29, 2023
Fantastic experience. And... - Fantastic experience. And we didn’t realize maryTylerMoore statue was there. 😂. The weather was also perfect.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 9, 2023
Great!! - I am a princess and I really enjoyed the tour! So glad Nov way to c the city and follow his footsteps. Didn’t take long but was long enough.
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Aug 24, 2023
Easy to use with lots of info. - This was my first time doing an audio tour. It was very easy to follow and the information was very thorough. The commentator was a flat.
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May 5, 2024
Go directly to the app air tour to purchass - I purchased my ticket but couldn’t use the code provided on the app. I had to spend another $8 to purchase the tour
Review provided by Viator
Apr 9, 2024
The tour was alot of... - The tour was alot of walking and little to see! The audio guide kept cutting out and repeating the last section it just talked about. The audio would pause as if to let me catch up to where they was at and then say i appear to be lost and to check my map to get back on track, I wasn’t lost!
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up to 15 guests
July 2024