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

Fort Wild

Map1658 Sterling Rd.
Charlotte, NC
  • Kids & Family


Have you ever tried to keep a kid interested in an indoor exhibition? It’s no easy feat, which is why Discovery Place Nature’s Fort Wild is a much-needed alternative. Surrounded by a 100-year-old forest next door to Freedom Park, the obstacles, musical instruments, and activities in this area give your tyke safe access to nature.


Outside Fun - 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2018
Pick: Editor's Pick
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