Canadian Raptor Concervancy, take photos of birds in flight and perched. About a 3-hour drive. Requires passport or enhanced driver's licence to get into Canada. Approx $50 each, depending on how many people go.
Monroe Street Midway: 22 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226 (near Campus Martius Park)
A great place to eat near the New Center and Cultural Center is Z's Villa on Piquette just east of Woodward
Kurt suggested Monroe MI. There is a lot of Michigan history down there with the 1789 Navarre Anderson Trading Post (oldest building in Michigan outside Mackinaw Island), the River Raisin Battlefield site War of 1812, and one time home of Civil War General George Custer. Also by the DTE plant near the River Raisin is a supposedly big time eagle nesting area and hot spot!
Cranbrook Gardens, 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Mon-Sun 7AM - 7PM
Jeff and Glen want to go to Ohio State Reformatory at 100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield OH (the Prison featured in the movie Shawshank Redemption, a 3-hour 5-minute drive, JoAnn Turk has done some research on this. If we go on a public tour, the entrance fee is $25 ($23 for seniors). You can stay until closing. No tripods. They are open Thursday-Sunday. The building is unheated. Bathrooms are available. Here are some photos of this place.)