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's Centre College will host the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate on October 11, 2012, at the Norton Center for the Arts.
Reviewed by DanBoyleEDP
on June 4, 2012
History comes alive in Danville and surrounding Boyle County, Kentucky! From Kentucky statehood in 1792 at Constitution Square State Historic Site to the high-water mark of the Confederacy in 1863 at the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, there's something of interest to every history buff. Don't forget the Ephraim McDowell House Museum and Apothecary, where the first successful abdominal surgery in the world was accomplished in 1809. There's lot of other Kentucky frontier and Civil War historical sites in the Danville area.
Reviewed by walker.daniel
on June 4, 2012
Enjoy the sights and SOUNDS of Danville, Kentucky! Make your plans to attend The Great American Brass Band Festival coming up June 8 - 11, 2012.
Reviewed by graysontavern
on June 4, 2012
Danville was ranked #4 among the Best Places to Retire in the U.S. by Money magazine in 2011. And, Danville has been featured for its relative low cost of housing and living for potential retirees.
Reviewed by chamberofcommerce
on June 4, 2012
Danville is the commercial hub of a seven-county region reaching over 105,000 people within a 20-mile radius.
Reviewed by bluegrass.south
on June 4, 2012
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