All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Carolina Raptor Center

Map6000 Sample Rd.
Huntersville, NC
  • Arts & Culture
  • Kids & Family


The youth program at this aviary produces much more than craft projects and paper birds. It puts kids to work. Junior Docents and Junior Rehabilitation Aviary Caretakers are roles that instill both responsibility and a love for nature.


Best Place to Discover Animals Culture for Kids in 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2015
Pick: Editor's Pick
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