Established 1872 when railroad reached
town, named for Cornelius Ennis, director of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. Original railroad
community is today a small city featuring diversified
industry in metropolitan area; large cotton production in
As a Main Street Project city, Ennis
has preserved many buildings in historic downtown area, some
of which are 60 years or older, Each April, Garden Club and
chamber of commerce sponsor Bluebonnet Trails, one of the
oldest wildflower events in Texas, featuring 40 miles of
For information on dining,
accommodations, and events, visit the Ennis Convention &
Visitors Bureau Information Center at 002 East Ennis Ave., or
call (972) 878-4748.
and Cultural Heritage Museum-
Houses memorabilia from days Ennis was
hub for Houston and Texas Central Railroad. Mementos include
an 1897 edition of the Book of Rules for train operators,
photographs of trains that stopped in town, and miniature
replicas of the train station in its heyday. Open year round.
Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. I - 4 p.m.
Main St. Admission. (972) 875-1901.
Built in 1986, racetrack presents
amateur and professional drag racing throughout year.
Attracts top names in racing; Chief National every Oct. Seats
39,000 at racing facilities on U.S. 287, between 1-45 &
1-35E. For racing information, call (972) 878-2641 or 1-800-MOTORPLEX.