Buttonwillow is located along Interstate 5 at the exit for Highway 58. There are a number of motels and eateries immediately to the east of the Interstate that claim to be in Buttonwillow. Buttonwillow proper is located about 4.5 miles to the west of the Interstate on California Highway 58.
Buttonwillow Tree, (0.5 miles north of CA-58 on Buttonwillow Dr). The buttonwillow tree (from which the town takes its name) is a California State Landmark. The tree, which sat alone in the broad valley, was a meeting point for cowboys herding cattle in the area.edit
Carls Junior, 20640 Tracy Ave, ☎ +1 661 764-6302, Daily 05:00-23:59. American fast food burger chain.
Denny's, 20672 Tracy Ave, ☎ +1 661 764-5911. Classic American chain diner where Kids eat free 16:00-22:00.
Tita's Pupuseria, 20643 Tracy Ave (Next to Motel 6 immediately to the east of I-5's exit 257), ☎ +1 661 764-5111, . 06:00-22:00. Latin American food featuring freshly made corn tortillas.''Pupusa Revuelta'' (Pupusa with cheese & pork) appetizer $3, mains $9 and up. (35.4023,-119.4009)edit
Tule Elk State Natural Reserve, Station Rd between Morris Rd and Tupman Rd. (E on CA-58, right on Wasco Rd, left on Stockdale Hwg, right on Morris Rd, left on Station Rd), ☎ +1 661 764-6881. F-Su 08:00-sunset. A 953 acre preserve that provides a home for around 40 Tule Elk, a species native to California that was nearly wiped out in the 19th century.edit