7500 W. Highway 287   /   Ennis, TX 75119   /   1-800-MOTORPLEX   /   www.texasmotorplex.com

top fuel dragsterHome of the world speed record of 333.95 MPH! The Texas Motorplex hosts the annual NHRA Fall National auto racing event, and more than 90 other racing events.

The Texas Motorplex is considered one of the finest 1/4 mile drag racing facilities in the nation. Constructed in 1986 by Billy Meyer, the Texas Motorplex is known across the country as "the ultimate drag racing facility" both by drivers and the fans alike. The Motorplex hosts over 90 events annually, with 500,000 fans visiting the racetrack annually.

Railroad / cultural heritage museum

105 NE Main Street  /   Ennis, TX 75119  /   972-875-1901  /   Adult Tickets: $3; Children Under 12 Free

railroad museumThe City of Ennis was established as a town in 1872 and was named after Cornelius Ennis, Director of the Houston & Texas Central (H&TC) Railroad. Watch a brief video of the history of Ennis, enjoy the railroad memorabilia, the dioramas, the depot replicas, china exhibit from the old rail lines, Czech dolls from the old country & more. Click here to download a brochure. Click here to visit our Facebook page.

Museum Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday 1pm - 4pm; Closed Monday. 


1 Mile South of Ennis on Hwy. 34  /  Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or 972-875-5711  /  Lake Bardwell

bardwell lakeWith over 3,500 surface acres, Lake Bardwell is of one of the largest attractions in Ellis county with annual attendance exceeding 500,000. The sparkling body of water offers skiing, fishing, swimming, boating and more to be done at your leisure. Camp, picnic, or host a special gathering on the 1,800 acres surrounding the lake. Highview Marina rents paddle boats and offers fishing space in a covered pavilion.


119 N Dallas St   /  Downtown Ennis  /  More Information

Minnie McDowal ParkThis park is truly a gift to visitors, guests and residents alike. It is a unique, beautiful gathering place featuring a hand crafted “Art Wall Sculpture” and “Performance Gazebo”. The Art Wall Sculpture is a unique example of public art and will draw people from the region to downtown Ennis. This gorgeous park functions as an economic catalyst by enticing people to experience the park and then shop the nearby stores. Sing along with a group enjoying live music at the performance gazebo, make a new friend while watching your children play on the climbing rocks, connect with your family while admiring the art wall sculpture. The possibilities are endless and this unique park is the first of many projects that will continue to connect our community in new and interesting ways.

ENNIS Bluebonnet Market

Downtown Ennis  /  Saturdays April - October  /  8am - noon  /  www.ennistx.com/farmers-market

ennis farmers marketThe Ennis Farmers Market opened in April 2014 to provide our neighbors garden and farm fresh produce and food products. On an given Saturday, there are 500 patrons that shop the Market and 25 vendors providing a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, honey, meat, nuts, cottage and prepared food and crafts. Special events are scheduled throughout the season. In 2020, the Ennis Farmers Market has been renamed Ennis Bluebonnet Market and will incorporate new vendors and products in addition to your favorite produce vendors.


North of Ennis on I-45  /  972-875-5505  /  Open Every Night  /  www.galaxydriveintheatre.com

drive in theatreReturn to the nostalgic days at the Galaxy Drive-In. Enjoy the modern convenience of listening to the movies over your vehicle’s FM radio with DTS surround sound!.

Construction for Galaxy Drive-In began in 2003 and opened on December 17, 2004 with three screens. They expanded to 4,then 5, then 7 screens and expanded from one snack bar to two. They have also converted from film to all digital movies.

Sugar ridge winery

353 Sugar Ridge Road  /  972-666-2888   /  www.sugarridgewinery.com

sugar ridge winerySugar Ridge Winery is located in beautiful Bristol, Texas. Sugar Ridge Winery offers great tasting wines in a beautiful setting with many different types of wines to choose from. They offer a wide assortment of red and white wines or try a specialty wines like Sangria, Party Pear or Little Green Apple. There is a private tasting room available for parties, receptions and special events. Call 972-666-2888 for more information.

OTHER Ennis Attractions

Call Ennis Welcome Center for more information 972-878-4748 

In and Around Ennis
Name Address Telephone
Big O Speedway
Dirt Track Racing, Season March-October
3118 FM 85 317-777-2222
Ennis All-Star Bowl
Public bowling lanes, snack bar, laser tag, video games & sports bar
2303 W. Ennis Ave. 972-875-7827
Ennis Area Parks and Playgrounds
18 beautiful City of Ennis parks covering over 140 acres of land
Ennis, Texas  
Ennis Public Theatre
113 N Dallas St 972-878-7529
Theatre Rocks
505 NW Main St 972-878-5126
Czech Museum
Exhibits include authentic Czech costumes, memorabilia, dolls, photographs, crystal, books and much more. The museum and library is open during special events and by appointment only.
Inside Sokol
Hall Activity
To schedule an appt. call Liz Moucka 972-765-3733
Lion Tennis Center
Features 9 championship quality tennis courts (4 indoors),
snack bar, and pro shop.
2104 W. Ennis Ave.
Ennis, Texas

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Ennis Welcome Center Hours:
Monday- Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm;
Closed for Lunch 11 am - noon

Address: 201 NW Main St., Ennis, TX 75119
Mailing: PO Box 1237, Ennis, TX 75120
Phone: 972.878.4748
Fax: 972.875.1018
E-mail: grokas@ennistx.gov