Where's the best restroom in America? In Branson, Mo.

The restrooms at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre in Branson, Mo., have been declared the winner in the 8th annual "America's Best Restroom" contest, run by Cintas Corp., which provides restroom hygiene products and services.

Cintas, in a news release Thursday, said 10 finalists including restaurants, hotels and theaters were chosen based on exceptional hygiene, style and open access to the public. Then tens of thousands of votes were cast at the contest's Web site, and voters made the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre No. 1.

Besides cleanliness, the theater's restrooms won points for their marble fireplaces, hand-carved mahogany pool table, antiques, lion's head sinks, leather chairs, stained glass and chandeliers.

The Tremont Plaza Hotel in Baltimore was second, followed by Radio City Music Hall in New York, the Zerrifino Casino/Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and the Drake Hotel in Chicago.

"This contest is meant to be fun, but there's also an important message, which is that restroom hygiene matters -- for good health and good business," said Cintas senior marketing manager Keith Hartman.

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