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.

Beautiful people, beautiful community!
Reviewed by hazel.thompson
on May 16, 2012
It's a progressive community that takes over a historic park (Constitution Square) when the state doesn't have enough funding to manage or maintain it. Danville is "Can-ville"!
Reviewed by charles.jones
on May 16, 2012
Just took a Sunday drive around Danville and Boyle County on a beautiful Kentucky Spring day--yes, it's beautiful here!
Reviewed by albert.chapman
on May 16, 2012
Love that town! Can't wait to The Great American Brass Band Festival this year.
Reviewed by felix.bailey
on May 16, 2012
Go, Danville! We're are rooting for you to be "Most Beautiful" of the Best Small Towns in America!
Reviewed by tipton.wilcox
on May 16, 2012
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