About | Ennis
Open spaces, a diverse population, an award-winning education system and convenience… all within a half hour drive from one of the most vibrant cities in the nation. Welcome to Ennis, Texas. With an eye to the future and an appreciation of the past, Ennis is an exciting place to both live and work. We offer the conveniences necessary for modern living in a setting that is reminiscent of days past. Our focus on commercial growth and education has made us a sought-after destination for commerce and those wishing to make Ennis home. We invite you to Ennis. Come appreciate our heritage, enjoy our commerce and educational venues. Welcome to a life of convenience and excitement. Welcome to the E-life. Pack your bag for a Texas must-see! Ennis, just 25 minutes south of downtown Dallas on IH-45, is a perfect place to bring the family for a weekend getaway or just for the day. Ennis offers family fun year round! Feel the warm hospitality as you stroll down the brick streets of the historic district. Shopping in downtown Ennis is recommended Tuesday through Saturday. Experience the 40 mile drive of the breathtaking bluebonnets of the "Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas" in April. Bus tours are welcome. Savor authentic Czech food, music, and fun at the National Polka Festival held in May, every Memorial Day weekend. Ennis serves up quality bed and breakfast inns and lodges. Savor the flavor of our fine restaurants and enjoy unique shopping in the historic district. Ennis also has several choices of meeting space including four large auditoriums that are perfect for your next reunion, wedding reception or business meeting.
Recreational activities include fishing, skiing, camping at scenic Lake Bardwell. Several nice parks are available for family outings. Step back in time at the six screen Galaxy Drive-in Theater, or catch a little speed at the Texas Motorplex, a world renown drag racing facility that features year round events and the NHRA Fall Nationals. 85 Speedway in Ennis also offers year round stock car races and family events.
Other attractions include the Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum, the Ennis Public Theater, and Theater Rocks, two live theaters which both offer year round plays and musicals. The history buff will also find Ennis a fascinating place to visit as this charming city offers many historical attractions. Other highlights are Autumn Days in Ennis Fall Festival in October, and the December Christmas Parade of Lights. Catch the vision of the thousand twinkling lights that illuminate downtown Ennis each December. Please stop by the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau to see what we have to offer and to get your free visitors guides and brochures. We take great pride in opening our heart, soul, and hospitality to our visitors and are enthusiastically "Serving Smiles, Ennis Style!