Danville, Kentucky

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

2 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"

Description

Kentucky’s birthplace, Danville is a city full of firsts. The town has preserved Constitution Square where the state’s constitution was signed and re-built replica buildings from the time that visitors can tour. Stop by the historic Ephraim McDowell House and The Old Jail to step back in time.

Danville’s rich history includes several educational firsts from the first college and law schools in the West to the first state-funded School for the Deaf and first black home school in the county. Today the town’s the home of Centre College, a leading liberal arts school and host to the previous and upcoming vice presidential debates.

The small town is proud of its locally-owned restaurants, micro-breweries and shops. Start your day at The Hub Coffee Shop and end it at Mermaid’s, with stops at staples like Beer Engine, Red Rooster Café, Burke’s Bakery, Bluegrass Pizza and Pub or Pioneer Playhouse throughout your stay.

Visit in May to attend the annual Lawn Chair Film Festival, September for Eat Drink Danville and Oktoberfest, or November for the Kentucky BBQ Festival and Hogs and Logs Team Triathlon. For more of what’s going on in Danville, check out its reviews.

i love the historical looks...i was raised in another state often came for yearly visits to family...i rememebr as a kid i thought it was the greatest place....i use to love to walk through the constitution square and i still do...its one of the prettiest places i've seen...and downtown danville looks like its straight from a history book
Reviewed by kybabe23
on May 29, 2012
So much history in this beautiful "City of Firsts"!
Reviewed by LMerr
on May 24, 2012
Danville is a quiet town made of beautiful scenery and precious older buildings. Early mornings are amazing for enjoying a casual stroll along Main Street for shopping, taking in the area, or stopping at the bakery for a fresh gingerbread man. The people are friendly and there are plenty of events to take part in throughout the year. Danville is a good town to settle down in for people of all ages. It has a lasting charm that makes it memorable to everyone who lives here or to anyone to passes through for a visit. The town is beautifully decorated in plant-life, be it soft, green and flowering trees, or vividly colored flowers outside businesses and along the main streets. Even the newer buildings are perfectly to suit the look of an older town.
Reviewed by RiotOfTheWolves
on May 24, 2012
Site of Centre College and beautiful downtown--also near Springfield our hometown (another beautiful small KY town)! Very patriotic with annual brass-band festival and next year's U. S. Vice Presidential Debate!
Reviewed by mmgoatley
on May 24, 2012
Great town to grow up in. Great town to visit. Downtown retains its sense of history while offering excellent restaurants, coffee shop, etc.
Reviewed by gerryb
on May 24, 2012
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