The contest, hosted by corporate supply company Cintas, accepts nominations from all over the country. This year’s winner will be announced at the end of fall.
From a 50-foot toilet in the middle of an Alabama park to a bathroom plastered with “The Far Side” comics, these are America’s best restrooms.
MIAMI, FL: Cibo Wine Bar's restroom features motion-activated faucets suspended from the ceiling and artwork by Randy Cooper.
HAMILTON, OH: Cincinnati artist Jan Brown Checco hand-crafted the tiles for this restroom in the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. Pottery students from the Fitton Center also contributed.
CINCINNATI, OH: The Cincinnati Reds, in partnership with Pampers and Fischer Homes, designed this nursing suite at the Great American Ball Park.
The suite includes changing stations, a kitchenette, private rocking chairs, lockers, and flat screen TVs so nursing mothers won't miss a play.
PORTSMOUTH, NH: Restrooms at performing arts venue The Music Hall feature cast bronze trees, gilded Corinthian columns, and velvet couches.
OCEAN BEACH, CA: Designed by Philippe Beltran, the restroom in the OB Warehouse restaurant and bar was constructed out of recycled materials from buildings in nearby San Diego and locations around the world.
Nooks and crannies are filled with old hand-held mirrors, oil cans, tools, and other cool-looking odds and ends.
MARION, AL: Wander through Perry Lakes Park and you'll find this 50-foot 'Tall toilet,' built by students from Auburn University Rural Studio. The park also has a 'Long toilet' and 'Mount toilet.'
All three toilets are made of durable and local materials such as cypress, cedar, and anodized aluminium. 'We hope to expose more people to the natural beauty of central west Alabama,' says Andre Freear, director of Auburn University Rural Studio.
BOSTON, MA: Charcuterie, pizza, and pasta joint The Salty Pig covered its restroom walls and ceilings with 'The Far Side' comics.
HUTCHINSON, KS: Located 650 feet underground at North America's only underground salt-mine, Strataca museum's restrooms are part of the experience.
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