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Road Trip Fun: Quirky Nautical Antique Shop in West Palm Beach Florida

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.

Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)
Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)

Planned Spontaneity

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.

Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)
Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)

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.)

 

Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)
Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)

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!

 

Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)
Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)

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!

 

 

Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)
Quirky Nautical Antique store: Culpepper & Co in West Palm Beach (photo by Tui Snider)

Culpepper & Co: More photos & More Info

To see more photos of all the quirky goodness that Culpepper & Co. has to offer, click here to check out my photo album on Facebook. (I made the photo album “public,” so you can see the photos even if you do not have an account on Facebook.)

Plan your visit to Culpepper & Co:
website: http://www.culpeppernautical.com
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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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website: TuiSnider.com.
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2 Comments

  1. This looks like a cool spot to stop and take a look! It’s sometimes hard to find nautical decor, and even more difficult to find nautical antiques, but if you scope places like this and so many others, you can really find some great stuff! Looks like you enjoyed your road trip! Great post! Thanks so much for sharing!

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