Ennis, TX really does have it all -- a small-town, neighborly feel just a 35-minute drive from the bright lights and big city amenities of downtown Dallas. Not only that, but the city isn’t bad to look at, either -- Ennis is known as the Bluebonnet Capital of the World. The beauty doesn’t stop at the gardens, though. An old railway town, many of the buildings in Ennis’ painstakingly preserved and architecturally interesting downtown area are on the National Register of Historic Places. You can find more details at the Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum, but the town’s civic pride isn’t just limited to preserving its heritage. Ennis is a pretty community-oriented place, with many local and cultural events taking place throughout the year.
Ennis doesn’t have its own dog park, but you and your pooch shouldn’t have too "ruff" a time finding exercise options. The parks system is the pride of Ennis- Kiwanis Park in particular is a pawpular spot for local dog walkers and boasts some lovely lakeside views. For doggy dining, check out the Wildflower Cafe -- their chicken salad sandwich is excellent, and they welcome wagging tails outside. And if your furry friend needs a fenced area to run free in, don’t fret -- you’ll find a pawesome dog park just a short drive away!
If you and your pooch are looking for something different to do, why not hop in the car and drive up to peaceful and semi-rural Garrett? Just on the edge of Ennis, this furrific neighborhood is home to the Galaxy Drive-in Theater, a wonderfully retro outfit that still shows double-billed features. Furry film buffs are welcome to join, as long as they’re leashed! If your pooch needs to burn off a little energy before sitting still for so long, consider taking a stroll around Garrett City Park, a lovely little spot with a delightful butterfly garden.