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 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
Vagabond Inn Buttonwillow I-5, 200 Trask St, Bakersfield, CA 93314, ☎ 661-764-5221, . checkin: 1:00 PM; checkout: 11:00 AM. The Buttonwillow I-5 Vagabond Inn hotel is a perfect stopping point just off of I-5 and the Stockdale Highway. Buttonwillow Raceway and Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area are just minutes away.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 8AM-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