Couchsurfed at a place in Cody, WY. My host Paladin and his wife Donna were extremely friendly, knowledgeable about Yellowstone, and even made me pancakes! Cody has several herds of protected deer that inhabit the city streets. Upon arrival, one showed up and started eating the landscaping 5 feet away!
The next morning I visited the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. This includes 5 separate exhibits that were all very interesting. Worth the trip if you are ever there, and the cashier hooked me up with a half price admission since it was slow.
Also stopped at the historic Irma in suggestion for the parents. Cool old place with lots of big game taxidermy and early era styling.
Next up heading to Yellowstone!