Travel + Leisure (USA)
HOW TO DIG
The Montana Dinosaur Center in Bynum runs half-day, full-day, and multi-day digs from May to September. tmdinosaur.org; from $85 for a half day.
WHERE TO STAY
Cave Mountain Campground The author’s family stayed at this remote but stunning campsite 40 minutes from Bynum. fs.usda.gov; from $10.
Many Glacier Hotel
Combine your fossil hunting with a trip to Glacier National Park. This 1915 lakeside lodge is a classic. glacier nationalparklodges.com; open June–September, doubles from $225.