- "Set up high in the Vinewood Hills with stunning views of the city, the Galileo Observatory was constructed at the end of the 19th century to make astronomy more accessible to the general public, but mostly now serves as a reminder of what little progress has been made in space exploration in the past 40 years"
- ―GTA V digital manual
It sits in a fairly central position atop one of the highest points in the Vinewood Hills; this naturally commands the observatory with a far reaching view across all of Los Santos, also making it a popular tourist attraction and place of interest in San Andreas. Backpackers and trippers can be found in the Arthur's Pass Trail, located near the observatory.
Appearances in GTA V
- Its name is a reference to Galileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer, physicist, mathematician and philosopher.