Region: Valleys of the Susquehanna
Located along the Susquehanna River and named for its founder's son, Daniel, Danville is rich in history and charm. The city prospered from its contributions to the nation's growing railroad industry during the 19th century, produced inventors and erected culturally significant buildings. Danville honors its past with a National Historic District that encompasses its well-preserved downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, the highly regarded Montgomery Museum, the annual Iron Heritage Festival, the nation's first rail-trail, and their very own highway to history, the Susquehanna River. Downtown's Mill Street offers quaint shops, a variety of dining and late-night entertainment, and American crafts and artwork. For those seeking the leisurely or the lively, Danville has both a vibrancy and a character, you won't find elsewhere. It welcomes all who seek the ambiance, history and heritage, and the friendliness of an authentic river town almost as old as the nation itself. The area surrounding Mill Street has much to discover; Knoebels, America's largest free-admission amusement park, is nearby and there are countless covered bridges, golf courses, parks, state parks and forests, trails and local events to discover.