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.

My wife & I both were born/raised in Dville. We accepted a ministry position in HHI, Sc. I have traveled the USA & not found a greater small town. Danville is beautiful and a wonderful place to raise kids. It has culture, heritage, history, wonderful places of worship, and high ranking (Centre) college. Even tho my toes are in the sand in HHI, my home will always be Danville!!! Btw "Go Rebels"
Reviewed by JeffNLauraFinley
on May 16, 2012
A lovely small town with cute cafes, lovely parks and great shows and performances all the time. must visit!
Reviewed by emae1940
on May 16, 2012
Love living near Danville. Went to Centre, the best college I know.
Reviewed by fox
on May 16, 2012
I've heard someone call Danville a "country-politan" town.
Reviewed by sarah.howard
on May 16, 2012
Great community to visit--we're thinking about retiring there.
Reviewed by lucinda.peeler
on May 16, 2012
Showing 126 through 130 of 623 reviews



Add a Photo

You must be logged in to add photos.

Write a Review

Close ×

Vote for

You can only vote once for each town every 24 hours. You can vote again in

Vote for 2013 Best Small Town


Are you a DMO or CVB?
Explore "Best Town Travels" – Rand McNally’s new map-based digital travel guides for your website plus an iPhone and Facebook app! Learn More


Thank you for Voting!

Promote , by sharing your vote or writing a review.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter or Write a Review