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Bright's Antique World

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Address: 281 Steele Rd, Exit 2 off I-65 in Franklin past Cracker Barrel, Franklin, KY 42134-8954
Phone Number:
+1 270-598-9901
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Bright's Antique World is 35,000 Square Feet of Antiques & Uniques!...

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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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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Penny F
Fayetteville, Georgia
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Huntington, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Pet friendly. Well organized and good flow so you knew were you had been. There was a wide range of collectables not a lot of new stuff or antiques turned into junk . Friendly couple at desk were nice and willing to help.

1 Thank MaryAnn S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

A nice antique mall, really big, with so many booths and aisles. Lots of merchandise, well organized and displayed. nice staff too. Prices seemed reasonable. Easy off and on I-65

1 Thank Bernardo F
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I love antique stores this tour was very big and had a lot to offer the prices weren't bad either its right across the street from the hotel we stayed in. The co workers were very helpful and nice. I highly recommend going here.

1 Thank Melissa M
Burns, Tennessee
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The store is deceptively small but grows enormous once you walk through the doors. So many booths that are beautifully set up. We came in the door expecting to spend about 1/2 hr. in the store.....plan for 1 to 2 hrs to do it justice. Found some great gifts for a dear friend. It is the place you didn't expect... More 

1 Thank heartintennessee
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place was very well managed, the antique dealers had their stands in great condition there being no clutter and everything was in place. Very clean and friendly staff and atmosphere.

1 Thank toelyn
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We spent over an hour here. They have different booths in the aisles. It's well laid out. You have to decide where to start so you are not wandering aimlessly. I saw a bunch of stuff to buy, but the prices stopped me. I don't like antiquing, but this was nice.

1 Thank dermaflo69
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

man this store seems to go on and on. It was really laid out well not cluttered up and clean. great stop to look around and stretch your legs. all kinds of neat stuff if only my pocket book was bigger! haha

1 Thank HallsburgSodbuster
Fairdale, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I thought this place was nice! it was open not cluttered, lots of different varieties of items, very clean I wish I lived by it I would go more often.

1 Thank Kevin C

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