Chicago Commode Could be Country’s Best

August 03, 2011

There’s an online contest underway in which you can vote for a Chicago museum as the nation’s greatest.

The contest has nothing to do with the museum’s dinosaurs or mummies or exhibits or programs. This contest is looking for America’s best bathroom.

The Top 10 finalists have been named in the 2011 America’s Best Restroom Contest, and Chicago’s Field Museum was one of them.

Museum officials impressed the judges with two ground-floor, family friendly restrooms that offer clouds on the wall, a private nursing room for moms with a couch and a sink, child-sized facilities, changing tables in the men’s and women’s bathrooms, eco-friendly hand-dryers, and enough space to get school groups in and out.

The Field’s bathrooms are cleaned once an hour to accommodate the museum’s high traffic.

The contest is being sponsored by Cintas Corp., which will present the winner with the America’s Best Restroom plaque of recognition in September.

The other finalists include:

*Castello di Amorosa Winery in Calistoga, California

*Don’s John’s Presidential Luxury Restroom Trailer in Chantilly, Virginia

*Habana Outpost in Brooklyn, New York

*The Joule Poule at the Joule Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas

*Main Street Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

*Ninja New York in New York, N.Y.

*Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia

*The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona

*Snowbasin Ski Resort in Huntsville, Utah

To vote for Chicago’s own Field Museum bathrooms in the 10th Annual America’s Best Restroom contest, visit by September 19.

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Don’s Johns is humbled to take part in the “America’s Best Restroom” contest with the Field Museum of Chicago. We’re extremely honored just to be nominated, and if we weren’t in the running our vote would probably go the Field Museum. The Don’s Johns entry to the contest, the DJ 5000lx luxury portable restroom trailer, is our finest work, made for President Barack Obama’s Inauguration. We’re encouraging everyone to vote and thank everyone for recognizing our unique product by mentioning it across the web or on social media sites. Now go vote 😉


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