Danville, Kentucky

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

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

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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.

Danville is one of America's best-kept secrets, and it will have the eyes of the world upon it when longtime resident Centre College (founded 1819) hosts the Vice Presidential Debate on October 11, 2012.
Reviewed by mstrysick
on May 16, 2012
I LOVE Danville. The downtown area is historic and beautiful, with new and unique businesses and restaurants. I hope I live here for the rest of my life.
Reviewed by lccole00
on May 16, 2012
Danville is a beautiful little town. From the campus of Centre College to Constitution Square, and all around town, just beautiful.
Reviewed by rlhumphrey1
on May 16, 2012
Danville holds an aesthetic like no other and a small liberal arts college that does not fall to the typical bubble.
Reviewed by jblizair
on May 16, 2012
None finer in Kentucky...
Reviewed by AdamJohnson
on May 16, 2012
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