The Royal Theater: Historic Marquee Lights Up Downtown Danville

Way back in 1914, the populace of Danville, Indiana, a community just west of Indiana state capital Indianapolis, got its first taste of the new form of storytelling that was sweeping the nation: the motion picture. That was the year Danville’s Royal Theater opened to the public, and the theater’s marquee has been a symbol […]

Gill Family Aquatic Center: Summer Fun in Danville

There’s no better place for summer fun in the Indianapolis satellite city of Danville, Indiana than the Gill Family Aquatic Center. A veritable smorgasbord of brightly colored slides, cool water, and laughing children, the Gill Family Aquatic Center is a watery wonderland for Danville children and their parents once the thermometer breaks 70. This Indianapolis […]

Ellis Park: Swimming, Sledding, and Community Spirit

The oldest and only park (unless you count Blanton Woods) in Danville, Indiana, Ellis Park has all the amenities, facilities, and natural beauty of any park in Indiana, even Indianapolis parks. The quaint community of Danville, located 25 miles to the west of Indiana state capital Indianapolis, is a pastoral town, focused on quiet living […]

Hendricks County Historical Museum: Preservation, Interpretation, Restoration

Danville, Indiana is a town that prides itself on tradition. Founded way back in 1824, downtown Danville is rife with historical landmarks that the town government has kept in pristine condition through a series of renovations and restorations. But in today’s age of digital gotta-have-it-now consumerism, an age where memories stored in bytes on a […]