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.

There is so much charm in Danville. I am very pleased to have raised our 3 amazing daughters here after marrying a home-town-boy. As a vocation, I am honored to welcome newcomers to Boyle County when they move in. It is very easy to be an ambassador for so many wonderful businesses, churches, and creative and expanding organizations. I also love to hear the stories of why people move here.
Reviewed by bperros
on June 1, 2012
I love the shops and new restaurants downtown! There is something for everyone in Danville; Arts, sports for my kids, festivals, etc.... It is a fantastic place to raise our kids.
Reviewed by kelley.lassiter
on June 1, 2012
Of all the great places in the US to live, my wife and I chose Danville. With all there is to do and see and all of the wonderful people who make up the town, who could ask for more? Centre College, Norton Center, great shops and restaurants - these are just a few of the things that make Danville a great place to live.
Reviewed by bobstovall
on June 1, 2012
Danville offers a great quality of life - excellent education opportunities, historic preservation, abundant arts, and excellent healthcare- while retaining the charm, camaraderie, and beauty of a small town in rural central Kentucky.
Reviewed by bennelson
on June 1, 2012
Danville is one of the most beautiful small towns I have ever visited and/or lived in. Downtown Danville is alive and vibrant and the surrounding county is ever bit as beautiful. The campus of Centre College is a wonderful asset to this community, along with the well maintained historic homes and buildings throughout the town.
Reviewed by julienelson
on June 1, 2012
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