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 now considered to have the most microbreweries in the United States per capita, nudging out Portland, Oregon. Beer Engine and Lore Brewing Company have earned Danville this new craft brew status for a city of 16,000!
Reviewed by braxton.bragg
on June 1, 2012
Don't forget to attend the second annual Kentucky State BBQ Festival to be held in downtown Danville's Constitution Square on September 8-9, 2012! This year, more award-winning, celebrity barbecue cooks are expected from around the country to showcase their tasty specialties. Over 25,000 visitors flocked to the 'Cue last year in the inaugural event. Come join us for an even bigger, betters, and tastier weekend!
Reviewed by don.buell
on June 1, 2012
If you visit Danville, don't miss The Great American Dollhouse Museum--one of our community's most unique attractions!
Reviewed by jeremiah.boyle
on June 1, 2012
A great town striving to be even better. We care about people, the arts, buildings, businesses, and how we look. We're a community that cares about quality of life, one aspect of which is that we welcome visitors and new inhabitants.
Reviewed by barbara.hall
on June 1, 2012
In the 1950s, we drove through Danville on our way to visit family, I liked the town even then. When it came time to retire, Danville was on the top of list of places to check out. And we are glad that we did...life has been good here!
Reviewed by trlamp
on June 1, 2012
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