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.

If you are a pizza fan, you've got to experience Bluegrass Pizza & Pub . . . some of the best brick oven pizzas for miles around!
Reviewed by tabitha.bucy
on May 16, 2012
My husband and I enjoy all the new live band performance venues downtown at 303W, Carbon Club, and V the Market.
Reviewed by catherine.brooks
on May 16, 2012
Danville and Boyle County has one of the most attractive and accommodating new public libraries in the state--a real testament to the value that the community assigns to reading, knowledge, and education.
Reviewed by elizabeth.neale
on May 16, 2012
Lots of out-of-state guests come to visit the award-winning Centre College, the amazing Great American Dollhouse Museum. From here, tourists visit neighbors Perryville Battlefield and Shaker Village. It's a truly beautiful and remarkable town: looks like a Norman Rockwell, but feels like an upscale resort.
Reviewed by Touchstone10
on May 16, 2012
I have lived in Danville all my life, and it is without a doubt one of the most charming and attractive small towns out there. There is plenty to do here, and plenty more to see!
Reviewed by oodlesofdoodles
on May 16, 2012
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