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.

I live here and it is by far the most beautiful and laid back city I know! Love it!
Reviewed by mariewesley
on May 16, 2012
Beautiful small town in central Kentucky. Home of Centre College and less than an hour southwest of Lexington, KY.
Reviewed by zbaeker
on May 16, 2012
Danville, KY, offers an excellent quality of life.
Reviewed by danadixon411
on May 16, 2012
Beautiful city! Things my family loves: Brass Band Festival, the new Bar-b-que festival, the summer music programs, and the Gallery Hop, there is always something to do!
Reviewed by ChrisTennaKingCornett
on May 16, 2012
I am convinced that Danville is one of the most beautiful small towns in America. With huge flowerpots during the spring, summer and fall all throughout downtown and an awesome courthouse courtyard Danville has lots to offer. Danville is even beautiful in the Winter too with Christmas lights along the entirety of Main Street on all of the trees that line the streets of downtown. Danville was an amazing place to grow up and is now a great place to go home to.
Reviewed by jcmi224
on May 16, 2012
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