Discover Ennis, where we are serving smiles year round. More than 1,000,000 visitors find their way to Ennis each year to indulge in the variety of family activities and festivals that are abundant year round. Established 1872 when the railroad reached town, Ennis was named for Cornelius Ennis, director of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. The original railroad community is today a small city featuring diversified industry and a rich quality of life.
Ennis has preserved many buildings in the historic downtown area, some of which are 110 years or older. Ennis offers antique shopping, lakes, parks, golfing, and several annual festivals, including the National Polka Festival held annually on Memorial Day weekend. Each April, the Ennis Garden Club sponsors the Bluebonnet Trails, one of the oldest wildflower events in Texas, featuring 40 miles of well-marked trails. The annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival is held the 3rd weekend of April. Ennis has been designated the "Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas" and the "Official Bluebonnet City of Texas."
Other great attractions of Ennis include the Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum, The Texas Motorplex, a world renown drag racing facility, Ennis Public Theatre, a 4 screen drive-in theatre, Bardwell Lake, great lodging, unique shops, family festivals, restaurants and more!