12 Hours in Ennis

Take a quick trip to Ennis - home to some of the state's top bluebonnets, history, food, and one of the best drive-ins this side of the Mississippi River!

Breakfast: Kolache Depot Bakery

1103 E. Ennis Avenue

Satisfy your sweet tooth early in the AM with a cinnamon roll (arguably better than Mom’s) and that must-have cup of joe. The Kolache Depot is a local-favorite and the perfect pit-stop to grab a quick kolache and start your 12 Hours off right.

Bluebonnet Trails

County FM Roads

Spend the rest of your morning exploring the bluest fields in Texas. Grab a map from the Ennis Visitor’s Center before you head out, and don’t forget your camera! With over 40 miles of trails, all mapped out by the folks at the Visitor’s Center, you’ll have plenty to explore and reason to return April 1-30, 2015.

Lunch: Wildflower Café

211 W. Knox Street

Ranked the number one restaurant in Ennis, Wildflower Café is the perfect lunch spot for visitors and locals alike. Nestled in Ennis’ downtown historic district, the café is centrally-located, locally-owned, and the perfect starting point for an afternoon of roming around downtown. Order one of their delicious sandwiches, then check out the retail shop (Interior Ideas) and art gallery that share the space.

Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum

105 Northeast Main Street

Walk on over to this museum afterwards for an informative and relaxing post-lunch visit. Admission is only $2, but remember, cash only! Ennis is a small city rich in history, and the Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum is your one-stop shop for the tale behind the town.

Sugar Ridge Winery

353 Sugar Ridge Road

Hop back in the car for a short drive out to Sugar Ridge Winery. Relax and enjoy a glass (or a few) of wine before dinner, sampling the best Ennis has to offer. Like Ennis, this winery is small but full of personality and charm. (Seasonal hours – call for hours of operation)

Dinner: Firehouse Grill

219 SW Main St

It’s back to downtown Ennis for dinner! Grab a table at another local favorite for the best peppered pork loin in the state. Also on the menu: quail kebob, salmon, and to-die-for home-cooked buttermilk pie.  You can’t go wrong with a great menu, friendly service, and well-priced eats. Dig in!

Galaxy Drive-In Theatre

5301 N. IH-45

End your day with Ennis’ favorite late-night hangout. With six movie screens, a miniature golf course, and a tasty snack bar, this is the spot for family-friendly fun at its finest. The best part? Only a $7 admission fee for two movies. Now that’s a deal that can’t be beat!

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