Danville, Kentucky

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

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

Description

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.

I'm excited to hear about the plans for a community garden in Danville.
Reviewed by monticello
on May 16, 2012
Bluegrass Pizza & Pub grows its own produce at an organic farm to supply its food dishes served at its restaurant.
Reviewed by kentuckygal
on May 16, 2012
There's nothing like driving into Danville through Lexington Avenue or Maple Avenue's historic homes!
Reviewed by kycolonel
on May 16, 2012
What a beautiful, customer-friendly town!
Reviewed by oldpogue
on May 16, 2012
Looking forward to returning to visit so that I can enjoy all the flowers and blooming trees this time of year.
Reviewed by cityoffirsts
on May 16, 2012
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