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.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will be a great addition to Main Street!
Reviewed by jane.redden
on May 16, 2012
25,000 attended the first Kentucky State BBQ Festival last year at Constitution Square. This year, there will be more BBQ chef celebrities from the Food Channel and HGTV!
Reviewed by rebecca.andrews
on May 16, 2012
Put together a team for the Dantastic Race, produced by the Community Arts Center. It's the local version of TV's Amazing Race, with destinations, challenges, and riddles that carry teams across the county.
Reviewed by harriett.tarry
on May 16, 2012
The Great American Dollhouse is a delight to tour!
Reviewed by winifred.caffery
on May 16, 2012
Looking forward to Bayou and Brass to kick off the 2012 Great American Brass Band Festival!
Reviewed by norma.raney
on May 16, 2012
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