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.

Great downtown with lots of unique shops. A real "foodie" destination with everything from Karamel Kreations to Twisted Sifter cupcakes to Elmwood Inn Fine Teas to chocolates and cheeses at V the Market!
Reviewed by john.stuart
on May 16, 2012
I never actually lived in Danville, Kentucky, but had the privilege to graduate from Danville High School. After my college graduation, my profession led me 100 miles away from Danville, where I have lived since. In that period of time, I have been fortunate to experience a successful career, have a wonderful marriage and family, and travel the world. In all that time, I have passionately loved and desperately missed Danville- its people, its ambience, its style, and its class. Danville is more than just a small, progressive, amazingly cultured town- it is the quintessential place to which other American small towns aspire. It is gifted by nature with beauty and improved by citizens willing to work together for the betterment of all. It is concerned with all of its citizens, whether young or old. And most of all, it it a place in time that anyone would love to call home.
Reviewed by wgravely
on May 16, 2012
Danville's many beautiful houses combined with her historic town square (constitution square) make this a memorable city.
Reviewed by FisherAmes
on May 16, 2012
Great community awareness and expectations makes Danville a perfect place to raise a family.
Reviewed by billiam
on May 16, 2012
Absolutely the most beautiful town..
Reviewed by fundir
on May 16, 2012
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