Best bathroom in America – won by museum

The rest rooms at the Chicago museum beat nine other finalists to be crowned the best bathroom in America.

The Chicago attraction’s ground floor toilets came out on top at the 10th annual America’s Best Restroom Competition.

The competition was created by Cincinnati-based Cintas Corp., which makes bathroom supplies.

Each of the runners up had special features, from seat warmers to beautiful artwork; these bathrooms are the best in the whole of the USA, maybe even the world.


The museums’ restrooms stood out from the crowd with their family-oriented features. From a nursing room, including a sofa for mums and baby changing station, to tiny toilets for the younger visitors these toilets beat the competition for a reason. They are cleaned every hour, hand soap dispensers are always stocked, making them all the better for the 3,500 daily visitors.

The museum restroom will join others in the best bathroom hall of fame that includes; Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., and Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio.

The Field Museum’s vice president of finance, Jim Croft, said that the museum was honoured by the award:

“Host to over 1.3 million visitors each year, the museum strives to give visitors the best service and exhibitions; we also feel this about the amenities and we are pleased to offer our guests these unique restrooms,” Croft said.

The winner was chosen in an online poll, which saw Second place go to Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Virginia. Noted for its coloured hot water; red for hot and blue for cold.

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