Chicago Museum Boasts 'America's Best Restroom'

Field Museum facilities offer 'calming' art' and areas for kids
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2011 4:02 PM CDT
Chicago Field Museum Boasts 'America's Best Restroom'
The Field Museum, where the bathrooms are awesome.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

If you’re ever in Chicago and you really have to go, stop by the Field Museum—its restrooms are officially the best in the country. The natural history museum’s bathrooms have won the 10th annual “America’s Best Restroom” contest, run by restroom-supply company Cintas. So what’s so great about these toilets? Well, they’ve got environmentally-sound faucets and driers and are cleaned hourly—but that’s just the beginning, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The restrooms also are adorned with night-sky art that’s “calming” and “also absorbs sound,” Cintas says. Parents can bring kids to the “tot area,” which features smaller toilets and a nursing zone, complete with a couch. The Field Museum “strives to give visitors the best service and exhibitions,” says an exec. “We also feel this about the amenities." Click through for pictures of the restrooms. (More Field Museum stories.)

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