Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach, Florida
People often ask how I find so many quirky, offbeat, and overlooked places to explore on road trips. The answer is pretty simple: I do a lot of research in advance, but I also keep my eyes open.
I call it “planned spontaneity.” And yes, that sounds like an oxymoron. But all it really means is that even though I spend hours researching and planning road trips, I’m not rigid about it.
Fun Nautical Themed Shop
At home I’m “Planny Plannerton,” but once I’m out the door, all bets are off. If I see something interesting along the way (Look, a squirrel!) then I stop and check it out.
Case in point, while driving to Manatee Lagoon, we hit some road construction and had to take a detour. Lucky for us, the detour sent us right by a really cool wholesale marine decor shop called Culpepper & Company (1619 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.)
Like a Free Museum
We stopped in “to look around for 5 minutes,” and wound up staying nearly an hour. Culpepper & Co. is chock full of nautical knickknacks and maritime antiques, including: glass floats, anchors, ship wheels, brass lanterns, and much, much more!
Stocked by World Travelers
Culpepper & Co’s proprietors travel the world searching for seafaring items to stock this West Palm Beach store.
If you ever need a one stop shop to decorate your beach cabin or create a Tiki bar, this is the place for you! It’s fascinating and fun!
Culpepper & Co: More photos & More Info
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Plan your visit to Culpepper & Co:
address: 1619 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
hours: Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm
Please note: Culpepper & Co only sells to wholesalers! Even so, it’s still very fun to visit.
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