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Pigeon Forge’s architecture as a whole is a varied and eclectic mix of structures built from as early as 1830, such as the national historic site, The Old Mill, to the 2006 opening of the “upside down” Wonderworks building. While Pigeon Forge has a rich history dating back to 1788, the majority of construction has taken place since the early 1980’s shortly after incorporating as a city and establishing a Department of Tourism. From there the town blossomed quickly into one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Southeast. Dolly Parton made her architectural contribution in 1986 when she opened a Dollywood theme park, complete with buildings reminiscent of the “Old South.” Among the more noteworthy examples of beautiful, Pigeon Forge architecture are the myriad of cabin homes lining the mountainsides of this Smoky Mountain town. While, admittedly, Pigeon Forge is perhaps not the architectural destination of the Southeastern United States, it does have many fine examples of modern commercial structures such as chain restaurants, strip malls, and perhaps most notably some of the finest examples of creative go-kart track construction in all of Tennessee. Pigeon Forge does offer up an excellent example of landscape architecture with their beautiful Bent Creek Golf Village designed by the golf great, Gary Player.