7500 W. Highway 287, Ennis, TX 75119
Home 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.
Welcome to 85 Speedway, Ellis County’s oldest racing facility….Where Speed Isn’t An Option!!!
Track owner and promoter, Roger Archer, has been a racetrack operator for 28 years. 19 of those years have been spent in Ennis, at 85 Speedway, the oldest racing facility in Ellis County. Previously, Roger owned Texas All-Star Speedway in Bellmead, Texas, but sold the track in 1995 to relocate to Ennis.
The tradition of racing at 85 Speedway started in 1985 and it continues through today, 29 years later! With something for the entire family each week, we work hard to make sure that all the fans are entertained. From the youngest to the oldest, there is something for everybody!
Railroad / Cultural Heritage Museum
105 NE Main Street, Ennis, TX 75119 972-875-1901
Adult Tickets: $3; Children under 12 Free
The 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. The Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum is located behind the Ennis Convention & Visitors Bureau. Click here to download a brochure.
1 Mile South of Ennis on Hwy 34
Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or 972-875-5711
With 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.
Lake Bardwell brochures available including lake maps, hunting maps, recreation guides, lake rules and regulations, and applicable fees. Call us for more information.
North of Ennis on I-45 972-875-5505
Open Every Night
At Galaxy Drive-In, all of the screen fields are ready with authentic vintage car speakers, freshly refurbished and painted for your listening pleasure. Return to the nostalgic days of real metal speakers hanging in your car window, or 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 and finally 6 screens. Expanded from one snack bar to two and converted from film to all digital this year.
2705-C North Kaufman St. Ennis, TX 75119 972-878-7529
The Ennis Public Theater is the oldest in the City of Ennis and has entertained audiences with professional quality theatrical productions for many years. The season highlights seven individual shows and are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30Pm with a Sunday Matinee at 2:30 PM.
Theatre Rocks is the newest in the City of Ennis and is making a name for their originality and quality. The season highlights six individual shows and are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30Pm with a Sunday Matinee at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $12 for Seniors and Students. Click Here for the Season Schedule
2303 West Ennis Avenue, Ennis, TX 75119 972-875-7827
Aim for a Strike
Bring your family or friends to Ennis All Star Bowl, our beautiful 24-lane center, for a night of enjoyable recreational bowling that's also great exercise. For those of you who are the competitive types, a variety of leagues are available for you to join.
Food and Drinks
After your game, we invite you to join us for delicious food and great drinks in the All Star Bar and Grill. We also have a huge game room and dance floor for your entertainment. Ennis All Star Bowl offers fun for people of all ages.
Add a curve ball to your party planning by going against the grain. Our center is the perfect place to host your next party or special event. To make a reservation or for more information, contact us at (972) 875-7827.
Hours are Monday thru Friday and Sundays (Noon to midnight) and Saturdays (Noon to 1 Am)
Sugar Ridge Winery is located in beautiful Bristol, Texas. Sugar Ridge Winery offers our great tasting wines in a beautiful setting. We have many different types of wines to choose from. We have a wide assortment of red and white wines or try some of our specialty wines like our Sangria, Party Pear or our Little Green Apple wine.
We have a private tasting room available for parties, receptions and special events. Call 972-666-2888 for more information on our winery.