A royal flush? Walker among best bathroom finalists

The art museum in Minneapolis is one of 10 finalists for this year’s “America’s Best Restroom” contest, in the running with high-end heads in a Las Vegas nightclub, San Francisco restaurant and Chicago hotel.
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The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has some of the fanciest flushers in the nation. It's the only lavish loo in Minnesota among the 10 finalists in the annual America's Best Restroom Contest, sponsored by cleaning supplies giant Cintas. The contest judged the non-residential public restrooms on criteria including cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation and design features.

You can vote and see images of the finalists here. Here's the hall of fame with previous years' winners.

The online votes goes through Oct. 26. A winner and runner-up will be revealed later in the fall.

Having the nation's best bathroom can be great for business, Cintas says:

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