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Melbourne Central Coop's Shot Tower
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Time Out says

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It's a shopping centre with a Melbourne twist – smack bang in the middle is Coop's Shot Tower, a 50-metre tall shot tower that's been around since 1889. Today, it's underneath an 84-metre high conical glass roof, which remains one of the most eye-catching sights on Melbourne's city skyline. 

If you're visiting Melbourne, or even if you're just pretending to be a tourist for the day, you should check out the big Marionette Watch (or big clock). Every hour, on the hour, a marionette display pops down from the bottom of the clock and you can see Aussie animals like cockatoos, galahs and minstrels while a soundtrack of Waltzing Matilda plays. 

The shopping centre itself is filled with key tenants like Country Road, Sephora, Cotton On, JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sport, Samsung and more. Up on the higher levels is a Hoyts cinema complex, Strike Bowling and B Lucky & Sons. There's a glass footbridge that takes shoppers over to nearby Emporium Shopping Centre and a railway station on the bottom levels. 

Recommended viewing: this bizarre advertisement for the shopping centre that hit Melbourne in the 1980s. 

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Address: Cnr LaTrobe & Swanston St
Melbourne
3000
Transport: Nearby stations: Melbourne Central
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Opening hours: Mon-Wed 10am-7pm; Thu-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat-Sun 10am-7pm
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