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.

Danville is home to a community of household-name industries: Panasonic, American Greetings, Timberland, Red Wing Shoes, and Caterpillar. Let's not forget Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Hematite Automotive Products, Hobart Corporation, R.R. Donnelley, Dana, Intelligrated, Kimball/National Office Furniture, Berry Plastics, Ferm Solutions, and Caldwell Stone. Local distribution centers also serve Wausau Paper and RockTenn.
Reviewed by BCIF
on June 4, 2012
What great recreational amenities are available to visitors and residents! Lake Herrington offers fishing, swimming, water sports, boating, as well as lakeside homes. The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is a 500-acre nature preserve with hiking/walking trails for any taste. Don't forget the recreational trails at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, mixing history and healthy exercise in western Boyle County's rolling hills. Millennium Park is the crown jewel of the Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation System, with athletic fields/courts, walking/running trails, playground equipment, and a fishing pond. Golf enthusiasts can hit the links at either the Danville Country Club (private) or the Old Bridge Golf Club (public).
Reviewed by OldBridge
on June 4, 2012
Danville is a beautiful little town filled with friendly people and a rich history
Reviewed by kayfawn04
on June 4, 2012
So much fun entertainment comes to Danville. Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College, Community Center for the Arts, West T. Hill Community Theater, to name just a few!Division III sports at it's best is offered at Centre College: football, basketball, soccer, baseball, etc.
Reviewed by markdexter
on June 4, 2012
Danville is a great town. It's not too big yet not too small. It's a nice and friendly community with a good variety of nightlife, restaurants, and shopping. Danville is a good place to raise your children. One of the main attractions is Centre College and the Norton Center where there are many great concerts and events held throughout the year. If you've never been to Danville it is well worth your time to visit this wonderful and beautiful city.
Reviewed by ladywelder6075
on June 4, 2012
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