Danville, Kentucky


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

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


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.

Try the downtown historic walking tour provided in pamphlet form at the CVB Visitors Center at Grayson's Tavern at Constitution Square on Walnut Street.
Reviewed by george.clark
on May 16, 2012
Pizza Rockefeller is my favorite appetizer at 303W, a lovely new restaurant in downtown Danville.
Reviewed by thomas.todd
on May 16, 2012
A well-kept secret: Check out the Kentucky School for the Deaf Museum at Jacobs Hall on 2nd Street. There are many historical items that are one-of-a-kind to the deaf community that are owned by this first state-supported school for the deaf in the U.S. west of the Alleghenies that was founded in 1823.
Reviewed by john.jacobs
on May 16, 2012
Beer Engine is one of the best microbrew pubs that I have experienced. Definitely for the craft beer connoisseur!
Reviewed by ironbabyangel
on May 16, 2012
One word: Countrypolitan!
Reviewed by jeff.polk
on May 16, 2012
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