Hulett, Wyoming is the closest town to stay in when visiting Devils Tower. You can check into the Best Western Motel and see the 14 stuffed heads of unfortunate game animals in their lobby, just before you head out to the local rodeo.
Luckenbach, Texas is about 20 miles outside the German heritage town of Fredericksburg. I doubt Luckenbach would exist at all if not for the 1977 song by Waylon Jennings. It is obviously strictly for tourists, but we found a fun movie set prop type town with good beer and free live music. One could get their picture taken sitting on top of Tumbleweed, the longhorn steer. I only brought the IPhone here, so the 2 second shutter delay caused me to miss a movie of the crowing rooster. Bummer. It was fun to visit this popularly named town after hearing the song for so many years.