• Danville by the Numbers

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    Traveling involves a slew of digits, from route numbers and gas prices to miles until the next rest area. If you’re headed to Danville, Kentucky, here are some numbers to keep handy:


    burkes bakery danville ky960  – Donuts made from scratch each day at Burke’s Bakery, our fifth-generation hometown bakery. The number of people addicted to their creations is currently too high to count.


    223 - Years since the Kentucky constitution was signed at Constitution Square Historic Site. That’s right: we’re the birthplace of Kentucky!


    250 - Musicians who performed at the Great American Brass Band Festival last summer. You need that many for an entire weekend of continuous concerts!


    387 – Gallons of mash needed to fill one barrel with 114-proof bourbon at Wilderness Trail Distillery. Tour this stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® to see how it's made and sip some spirits, too.


    22 – Pounds of ovarian tumor that doctor Ephraim McDowell removed from Jane Todd Crawford (without anesthesia or antiseptics!) in 1809; his daring surgery was the first of its kind in the world. Step back in time when you tour his home, gardens, and apothecary.


    4821,470 – Chairs in Newlin Hall at the Norton Center for the Arts. Take a seat and see world-renowned performers from across the nation and the globe!


    100 - Cups of coffee sold at the Hub Coffee House and Café every day. Head downtown for a little pick-me-up; it’s a great place to soak up local flavor.


    7,677 – Casualties and losses by Union and Confederate forces at Perryville Battlefield on October 8, 1862. Walk the battlefield to relive the biggest Civil War battle in Kentucky.


    15 – Art exhibits on display at the Community Arts Center last year.  Check out the gallery, you never know what you’ll see!


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    8,000 – Pounds of barbecue cooked by celebrity pit masters and served at our KY State BBQ festival. We’re serious about our ‘cue!


    1,387 – Students enrolled at Centre College.  Walk the tree-lined liberal arts campus, with historic buildings dating back to 1820.


    200 - Dollhouses in the Great American Dollhouse Museum. Disappear into an entire pint-sized town, down to the last details!


    12 – Taps at our local microbrewery, Beer Engine. Get the full experience with pretzels and their homemade beer cheese.


    66 – Summers that Pioneer Playhouse Outdoor Dinner Theatre has been putting on shows under the stars. Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre has been running since 1950.


    100 - Flavors of tea available at Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Stop by, they’ll brew you a cup!


    glass sculpture library danville ky stephen rolfe powell165 - Years Penn’s Store has been in continuous ownership and operation by the same family (that’s since 1850 if you’re counting!). Take the scenic route and see the oldest country store in America.


    365 - Glass globes in Stephen Rolfe Powell’s glass sculpture at the Boyle County Public Library. When you walk in, don’t forget to look up!

    Numbers alone can’t do us justice—come visit for the full experience!



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  • Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau
    105 East Walnut Street Danville, KY 40422
    Phone: 859-236-7794 or 859-236-2361

    Visitors Center Open Mon - Fri 9am-Noon & 1-4pm

    Staff Contact Information: jennifer@historicdanvilleky.com | denise@historicdanvilleky.com  |   jamee@historicdanvilleky.com