Belle Isle Park, Detroit. How cool was it when I worked downtown and could run over to Belle Isle on my lunch hour? The conservatory was gorgeous, especially when they had their Easter displays of flowers. Now it is run as a State Park in the aftermath of the Detroit bankruptcy. The aquarium has been recently renovated and one of these days I may have to make another visit there.
Here is a photo from one such lunch hour back in the 70's with the mums in bloom and my friend Theresa. That's the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon Clock in the background.
Beaver Island: When I was growing up, we had neighbors who had a home on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. Every summer they would head up north for a visit. I have never visited and it is still on my 'to go to' list. Maybe someday for me, but if you are up north it is much closer than Belle Isle.