PIONEER PLAYHOUSE (Danville / Bluegrass)
For more information on attractions, hotels, bed & breakfast:
Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tel: (800) 755-0076
WHAT TO SEE IN THE AREA: Some of the state’s
greatest tourist attractions are within an easy drive from Danville:
Shakertown (Shaker Colony, hotel & restaurant), Perryville Battlefield
(Civil War Museum & Park), Fort Harrod/Harrodsburg (Pioneer Settlement
in Kentucky’s oldest city), Old Crow Inn & Winery (Wine Tasting
at a Historic Mansion), Herrington Lake (Pontoons, boats, cabins available),
Historic Restaurants: Beaumont Inn/Harrodsburg - and Elmwood Inn/Perryville.),
Constitution Square & McDowell House (walking tour of 17th century
apothecary & Kentucky’s first courthouse & jail), JFK Natural
History Museum (weekends only), Amish restaurants & crafts, oldest
country store in America, golf, boating...and much, much more!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in Danville Area:
BRASS BAND FESTIVAL - June 9 - 12 This annual four
day festival features the nation’s greatest brass bands in free
performances all day long. Sit on a blanket in the park & listen
to music by day, attend a play at Pioneer Playhouse at night.
SHAKERTOWN - This restored Shaker Village features
a self guided tour of breathtaking Shaker architecture, history, furniture
and crafts. Lunch at Shaker Village is by reservation only and features
recipes from the 17th century--we highly recommend the double crust Shaker
Lemon Pie for desert!
PERRYVILLE BATTLEFIELD - Enjoy lunch at Elmwood Inn,
featuring homemade teas and preserves, then tour the state’s most
legendary Civil War Museum & Battlefield--on weekends, Perryville
shops and boutiques are open & worth a wander. Stop at antique shops
along the way, one rickety old store (on the right hand side, about a
mile before the Battlefield) has THE BEST stuff...at pre-ebay prices!
HARRODSBURG/ FORT HARROD - Kentucky’s first
pioneer settlement has been faithfully restored. Learn of the hardships
endured and the legacy left behind. Have lunch at nearby Beaumont Inn
and wander through the shops and antique stores of downtown Harrodsburg.
WEEKEND IN DANVILLE: Visit any of the above. In addition:
visit Old Crow Inn, a historic bed & breakfast, winery & pottery
barn. Spend the night at Old Crow Inn, (Pioneer Playhouse is only 500
yards away) --the JFK Natural History Museum & Trading Post is just
a stone’s throw down the road!
Fun Day Trips (an hour from Danville): America’s oldest country
store (Forkland), Amish crafts & Amish all-you-can-eat-buffet (Forkland),
Lexington: shop at great stores and visit famous Horse Farms and race
tracks. Bardstown is 45 minutes away: see a play at Pioneer Playhouse
one night and Stephen Foster - The Musical the next!
Berea is an hour away from Danville. Berea is home of the famous Kentucky
Artisan Centre & world famous craft stores. Have lunch at Boone Tavern & enjoy
their spoon bread. Go hiking on trails to the top of lookout mountain.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Rent a boat at Herrington Lake,
Play golf, tour historic homes and visit beautiful parks.