2012 Best Small Towns in America
Contest ended: May 16, 2012
2176 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
375 Votes - "Friendliest"
13 Votes - "Most Fun"
4 Votes - "Best For Food"
3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
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.
- Definitely deserves all those 'Most Beautiful' votes - highly recommended!
- on September 13, 2012
- Danville is an awesome place to live!
- on July 20, 2012
- I've lived and worked in the Danville and surrounding area all my life. It's a great place to raise a family, and has been a great place to live. I really don't see myself anywhere else. And as a photographer, it really is a gem of small town America and is very beautiful to photograph. Enjoy some of the photos I have added to the slides above including Constitution square, Main St, Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts, and several others. I'm proud to say I'm from Danville/Perryville!!!
- on July 15, 2012
- None better. Horses and college kids. Beautiful buildings, not fake, made to look quaint. Lots of green space, places for people.
- on May 29, 2012
- Danville is a city of firsts. It's stately old homes and mature trees make this town one of the most beautiful small towns in america.
- on May 21, 2012