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.

Super town for raising kids!
Reviewed by willis.russell
on May 16, 2012
The coffees and sandwiches are DA BOMB at The Hub Coffee Shop & Cafe.
Reviewed by lora.parks
on May 16, 2012
More fun things to do in this town all the time--check out the eclectic Wayne & Jane's Whiskey Bar at V the Market.
Reviewed by roy.arnold
on May 16, 2012
Our economic development partner organizations have created a lot of fun events to enjoy downtown Danville, from a film festival to summer movies in the park, a St. Patrick's Pub Crawl to Oktoberfest!
Reviewed by simon.kenton
on May 16, 2012
The arts are alive in Danville! The Community Arts Center is a wonderful showplace for artists. The Norton Center provides Broadway-style entertainment during the Centre school year. Pioneer Playhouse offers summer stock theater under the stars at Kentucky's oldest outdoor theater.
Reviewed by john.crow
on May 16, 2012
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