Things to Do In & Around Ennis, Montana

The spirit of the West is alive and well in Ennis, Montana. A tradition of supplying local ranchers and travelers that began during the western expansion and Gold Rush of 1863 continues today. Ennis can provide all the necessities for visitors including a full-service grocery store, laundry, ATM's and service stations. Heck, we even have gourmet coffee!
STROLL IN DOWNTOWN

This is no ordinary small western town. Our Main Street is host to excellent restaurants, colorful western bars, shops, and galleries. Fishermen can find the latest "hot" fly and get information on current area river conditions at one of the tackle shops.

Ennis also boasts an amazing display of outdoor sculptures from our Cowboy soldier at the Veterans Memorial to "A Wreck Waiting to Happen" at Rose Park from noted western artists Dave Lemon, Jim Dolan, and others. Galleries feature jewelry, baskets, gourds, prints, and original oil and watercolors. The Riverstone Gallery is home to Bern and Lexi Sundell—both award-winning artists.

Stroll on Downtown

This is no ordinary small western town. Our Main Street is host to excellent restaurants, colorful western bars, shops, and galleries. Fishermen can find the latest "hot" fly and get information on current area river conditions at one of the tackle shops.

Ennis also boasts an amazing display of outdoor sculptures from our Cowboy soldier at the Veterans Memorial to "A Wreck Waiting to Happen" at Rose Park from noted western artists Dave Lemon, Jim Dolan, and others. Galleries feature jewelry, baskets, gourds, prints, and original oil and watercolors. The Riverstone Gallery is home to Bern and Lexi Sundell—both award-winning artists.

Drive Down to Yellowstone!

The biggest tourist attraction around is obviously Yellowstone National Park! The El Western Cabins are only an hour away from the park, making it the perfect place to prepare for your adventure!

On top of seeing Old Faithful, the renowned geyser, you should also seek out the Yellowstone Grand Canyon and see the many rivers around the Madison Valley. Make sure you grab everything you need in Ennis before you leave.
FISH & CANNOE THE MADISON RIVER

Few places offer as amazing of a fishing trip as Montana does. The Madison River flows through Yellowstone National Park, making it a beautiful location to sit down, relax, and wait for the fish to hop in your boat.

Fly Fishing is massively popular in the river as well. Make sure your Montana fishing license is up-to-date, and get to fishing! 
FESTIVALS 
There are lots of fun small-town happenings in Ennis. Our 4th of July parade and rodeo are practically world-famous. Be sure to start your day with pancakes at the Firehouse, then head to the parade, the rodeo, and finally the fireworks in Virginia City. In August, join us for the Ennis Art Festival and the Ennis-on-the-Madison Fly Fishing Festival over Labor Day. Or come in October for the unique and popular "Hunters' Feed" where local merchants cook up their favorite game recipes and compete for prizes.

You'll find El Western and Ennis in the Madison Valley make a great destination for a vacation in Montana. We're off the beaten path, but we can make you feel right at home.

VIRGINIA CITY
There are lots of fun small-town happenings in Ennis. Our 4th of July parade and rodeo are practically world-famous. Be sure to start your day with pancakes at the Firehouse, then head to the parade, the rodeo, and finally the fireworks in Virginia City. In August, join us for the Ennis Art Festival and the Ennis-on-the-Madison Fly Fishing Festival over Labor Day. Or come in October for the unique and popular "Hunters' Feed" where local merchants cook up their favorite game recipes and compete for prizes.

You'll find El Western and Ennis in the Madison Valley make a great destination for a vacation in Montana. We're off the beaten path, but we can make you feel right at home.

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NORRIS HOT SPRINGS
Many of our guests love to enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the areas geothermal hot springs.

Norris Hot Springs' pool holds over 38,000 gallons of fresh, hot mineral water. They have added locally milled fir planks to create their unique 30' x 40' pool. A simple sprayer system creates the perfect soak by circulating the spring water and cooling the pool to a pleasant temperature below 100 degrees in the summer, and as warm as 106 in the winter.

Norris Hot Springs is located 19 minutes North of the El Western MT-84.

MADISON MEADOWS GOLF COURSE
Madison Meadows Golf Course is an exciting 9-hole regulation course right in town. This Frank Hummel designed course offers an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all skill levels and features fantastic mountain views.

We do recommend you book your desired reservation prior arrival if possible call (406) 682-7468.

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VIRGINIA CITY PLAYERS- VIRGINIA CITY OPERA HOUSE

Founded in 1948, the Virginia City Players is the oldest continually operating professional summer theatre company in the Northwest! These creative shows are family friendly and offer a great way to enjoy theatre, history and more!

The Players perform 7 shows a week starting Memorial Day weekend and continues through Labor Day. Shows Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays at 4:00pm. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm. And Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. Call ahead for tickets- 406-843-5314.

THE BREWERY FOLLIES- ADULT COMEDY SHOW

Brewery Follies was created in 1984. There are lots of musical numbers, comedy sketches, and just plain silliness. **We try to have fun. Our show is risque, bawdy, and can involve social and political commentary. At The Brewery Follies we do not make it our mission to perform a family show.

Deep within the history of Virginia City stands Montana's first brewery, established in 1863 by German born Brewmeister H.S. Gilbert. Except for a little restructuring, done to make room for the small stage, piano, and bar, the architecture and atmosphere of the building is much the same as it was nearly 150 years ago.

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DRIVE DOWN TO YELLOWSTONE!

The biggest tourist attraction around is obviously Yellowstone National Park! The El Western Cabins are only an hour away from the park, making it the perfect place to prepare for your adventure!

On top of seeing Old Faithful, the renowned geyser, you should also seek out the Yellowstone Grand Canyon and see the many rivers around the Madison Valley. Make sure you grab everything you need in Ennis before you leave.
Fish and Canoe on the Madison River

Few places offer as amazing of a fishing trip as Montana does. The Madison River flows through Yellowstone National Park, making it a beautiful location to sit down, relax, and wait for the fish to hop in your boat.

Fly Fishing is massively popular in the river as well. Make sure your Montana fishing license is up-to-date, and get to fishing!
 
Festivals 
There are lots of fun small-town happenings in Ennis. Our 4th of July parade and rodeo are practically world-famous. Be sure to start your day with pancakes at the Firehouse, then head to the parade, the rodeo, and finally the fireworks in Virginia City. In August, join us for the Ennis Art Festival and the Ennis-on-the-Madison Fly Fishing Festival over Labor Day. Or come in October for the unique and popular "Hunters' Feed" where local merchants cook up their favorite game recipes and compete for prizes.

You'll find El Western and Ennis in the Madison Valley make a great destination for a vacation in Montana. We're off the beaten path, but we can make you feel right at home.

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