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Bright's Antique World

281 Steele Rd, Exit 2 off I-65 in Franklin past Cracker Barrel, Franklin, KY 42134-8954
+1 270-598-9901
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A little bit of everything locked in this time capsule

I wish the had more vinyl records, but I was still very impressed with the overall selection and... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
via mobile
Nice variety....

A large selection, and very nice variety of quality items through which to browse. Easy access off... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Peru, Indiana
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Bright's Antique World is 35,000 Square Feet of Antiques & Uniques! Enter our climate controlled store where the aisles are lit by street lights and our booths are set up like store fronts. But.....1st off Folks! WE ARE AN ANTIQUE MALL! DO NOT stop at our store expecting new collectibles, shabby chic (there may be a few pieces), batteries, jams & jellies, WE DON'T HAVE THEM, and if that's what you are looking for, you will not find it here. Riley and I built our store on a cow pasture, literally from the dirt up, and opened our doors in 2003. We didn't have enough money, so we started with 1 building. The next year we added another building, and a few years later we attached our last building, bringing the total square footage to 35,000 sq. ft. We carry everything related to antique, vintage, retro with just a little junk and collectibles in the mix: antique furniture, vintage sports items, postal & trade cards, tons, tons of costume jewelry, vintage hats & clothing, old glassware, old & reproduction signs, Old & newer Fenton, Fostoria, Sterling, silverplate, old pottery, vintage Christmas, Vintage and Antique Books & magazines, comics, old toys, collectible toys, old coins, etc. We are very proud of our little store, and our antique dealers take pride in their booths and what they stock. We invite you to come on in, say hello, stay a spell, and take home some treasures. For your convenience, Layaway is available and all major credit cards are accepted. If you do decide to review our mall, please do not review us if you do not like antiques, that would be unfair. As I stated above, we are an antique mall, voted one of the best throughout the years by the Busy Bee Trader. Thank you and we hope to see you soon. Directions: Traveling North from Nashville: I-65, just across the KY state line and turn left off KY exit 2 and drive to the first traffic light, you will see McDonalds, turn left, (this is STEELE ROAD) go past Oasis on left, Simpson county tourism cabin & Cracker Barrel on the left and the next drive past Cracker Barrel on the left is ours. We are the Blue Building with the Red Roof: Bright's Antique World open: Mon-Sat 9-8 & Sun. 10-6 closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas we close at 3pm on Christmas Eve.
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“flea market” (3 reviews)
“wide variety” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
281 Steele Rd, Exit 2 off I-65 in Franklin past Cracker Barrel, Franklin, KY 42134-8954
281 Steele Rd, Exit 2 off I-65 in Franklin past Cracker Barrel, Franklin, KY 42134-8954
+1 270-598-9901
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I wish the had more vinyl records, but I was still very impressed with the overall selection and variety in the place. Agree with other users that it is definitely more of an antique mall than an indoor flea market. Most of the items my...More

1  Thank Assburn
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A large selection, and very nice variety of quality items through which to browse. Easy access off the interstate; and a great option for stretching one's legs, while enjoying the "hunt". This is definitely an antique mall, vs a flea market venue. The mall is...More

1  Thank RICART75
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Plan on spending more than a couple of hours here. There is definitely something for everyone. Wish we would have had more time to spend here.

Thank busedteach
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a huge building with more little antique booths than I can even count. We enjoyed wandering around and explaining "what's that" to our teenagers. The clearly have a theft problem here, unfortunately. The folks who worked there were nice. we were so happy...More

Thank pitterpat000
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were on a long trip with a timetable, but we needed a break. This was a great one! There is a wide variety of nice things with a good price range. The only thing I would suggest is that they put arrows on the...More

Thank catsandcows
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have enjoyed many shopping trips to Brights Antique World! There is always staff avaible to help you carry your merchandise to the check out or open a showcase for you! They have a monthly flea market now too on the second Saturday of the...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We make the short trip to Bright's every couple of months to see what new and interesting items their vendors have brought in. One of the largest antique malls in the area, it is a great place to spend a cold, hot, or rainy day,...More

Thank JanSD2013
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Love this place. Large variety and awesome service. The staff knows the huge inventory and they can help you find anything. I love to browse but the place is huge so it takes a while to get thru.

Thank joneswayne
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Huge, clean and the booths seem well organized. Lots of goodies. Great selection of probablyy anything your looking for. Not flea market stuff. Wear comfy shoes and enjoy

1  Thank Penny F
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We stop by here periodically for a couple of hours poking around. We seem to always find something different. The staff is friendly. We enjoy these little stops!

1  Thank Audrey H
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Joan S
24 May 2016|
Response from BrightsAntiqueWorld | Property representative |
Yes we are open our regular business hours: Mon- Sat 9-8 Sun 10-6 We are having a Memorial Day sidewalk sale. Some dealers have tables set up and some dealers are running an over all percentage off. We look forward to... More