America’s best restroom can be found in a small mining town in Colorado. Cintas, a company that sells (among other things) restroom supplies, annually crowns the nation’s most beautiful bathroom, and this year the honor went to the 1000-person town of Minturn, Colorado.

While locations in Boston, Miami, Charleston, South Carolina, and more made the list of Top Nominees, it was Minturn's artsy public bathrooms, designed to look like the entrance to a Rocky Mountain mine, that won out.


Minturn, incorporated in 1904, was a railroad and silver mining town. Its undulating public bathroom facilities are designed to be a functional art piece harkening back to the town’s mining heritage. Looks like a pretty pleasant place to make a pit stop. 

[h/t: Boing Boing]

All images courtesy Town of Minturn, Cintas