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.

Danville is by far the best small town in America. Aside from boasting one of the greatest liberal arts colleges in the world (Centre College), it is a vibrant community that represents well what middle America is all about: faith, family, camaraderie, looking out for your neighbor, and (above all) enjoying life.
Reviewed by iammillertime
on May 16, 2012
A world-class local airport (Stuart Powell Field) serves Danville and the 7-county region.
Reviewed by kings.mill
on May 16, 2012
Come join us for the Brass Band Festival!
Reviewed by chaplin.river
on May 16, 2012
Beautiful town to visit this time of year.
Reviewed by chenault.bridge
on May 16, 2012
Pretty countryside around Danville--looks like the rolling green hills of Ireland!
Reviewed by rodesia
on May 16, 2012
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