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From First Avenue to Paisley Park, a tour of Prince landmarks in Minnesota

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A guitar for Prince.
A fan left a guitar as a memorial to Prince outside of the First Avenue nightclub, below Prince's star, in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday.
Nate Ryan | MPR

Updated: 1:45 p.m. | Posted: 1 a.m.

Few things are more Minnesotan than hot dish, the accent — and Prince. 

The Minneapolis native, who died this week at Paisley Park, put Minnesota on the world's map not only in terms of music but also in pop culture. 

And unlike other artists from the state, he remained a lifelong Minnesotan.  

Planning a Prince pilgrimage? Here's a starter guide. (The Twin Cities' bike-sharing system Nice Ride has its own "Prince-For-A-Day" tour)

Bryant Junior High and Central High School

A young Prince Rogers Nelson attended school and played basketball at Minneapolis' Bryant Junior High and Central High School. 

Neither school is still in existence today. Bryant, located at 3737 Third Ave. South,  closed in 1978. Central, at 4th Avenue South and 34th Street East, shuttered in the early 1980s. 

Bunker's Music Bar and Grill and the Dakota Jazz Club

Among the places the singer and songwriter was known to turn up.

Calhoun Square

Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street
Calhoun Square, at the intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue. Prince wrote a song about the Uptown hotspot.
Jennifer Simonson | MPR News 2012

Meet us there if you dare. 

Prince wrote a song named after the shopping and entertainment complex in Uptown Minneapolis. It was the third track on the second disc of his 20th album, "Crystal Ball." 

Capri Theater

Capri Theater
Tickets to Prince's first shows as a solo artist at the Capri Theater were only $4.
Steven Cohen | MPR 2015

Prince played his first shows as a solo artist at this north Minneapolis venue on Jan. 5-6, 1979. 

Advance tickets were a mere $4. 

The Electric Fetus

Electric Fetus
Prince was a regular customer at the Electric Fetus.
Brandt Williams | MPR News file

Prince was a regular at this iconic Minneapolis record store. In fact, he stopped by on Saturday in support of Record Store Day. 

He bought six CDs, according to the store's retail music manager.  

First Avenue

Celebrating the life of Prince
People listen to Prince music during a memorial street party outside the First Avenue nightclub Thursday.
Scott Olson | Getty Images

Not only did the superstar regularly perform at the downtown Minneapolis music venue, he filmed "Purple Rain" there, as well. 

The 1984 film, along with the album, transformed Prince into a mega pop icon. 

And at 13 million copies, "Purple Rain" is the best-selling album to ever come out of Minnesota. 

Glam Slam

Prince's old nightclub at 110 North 5th St. in downtown Minneapolis is now home to The Shout! House, a dueling pianos bar.  

Graffiti Bridge

Prince made a sequel to "Purple Rain" in 1990 called "Graffiti Bridge."

At the time, there was actually a Graffiti Bridge in Eden Prairie but it has since been removed. 

The house from 'Purple Rain'

The house featured in the "Purple Rain" film
This house on Snelling Avenue South in Minneapolis was featured in Prince's film debut, "Purple Rain."
Tracy Mumford | MPR News

Speaking of "Purple Rain," the house where Prince's character lives in the movie still sits in the Howe neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Find it at 34th Street and Snelling Avenue South. 

According to property records, Prince's NPG Music Publishing company owns the two-story home. 

Lake Minnetonka

Downtown Wayzata
Lake Minnetonka figures prominently in a famous scene from "Purple Rain."
Jeffrey Thompson | MPR News 2014

In one of the most famous scenes from "Purple Rain," Prince-as-The-Kid tells Apollonia to purify herself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. 

Because it's Prince and you basically do what he says, she strips down and jumps into some nearby water. Except...

"That ain't Lake Minnetonka," Prince tells her.

It was actually the Minnesota River, according to the movie's location scout, though other reports say the scene was filmed at Cedar Lake. 

Apollonia later revealed that she got hypothermia filming that scene — and that Prince held her and "saved" her with "his warmth and his love and compassion."  

Paisley Park

A rainbow appears over Paisley Park.
A rainbow appears over Paisley Park near a memorial for Prince on Thursday.
Carlos Gonzalez | Star Tribune via AP

Otherwise known as Prince HQ. 

The massive recording complex in Chanhassen, about 20 miles southwest of Minneapolis, also served as Prince's occasional concert venue. 

He was well-known for staging legendary all-night parties there, though fans had to do without their cellphones and alcohol (both prohibited). 

CityPages once called it the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests."

Map: Prince landmarks