When you think of otherworldly landscapes, you might conjure images of the volcanos of Iceland or perhaps the deserts of Namibia, made famous by Mad Max: Fury Road. We’re going to guess that the United States isn’t usually the first country that comes to your mind, but some of the most incredible vistas are closer than you’d think. If you’ve ever driven across the country along Route 80, you’ve seen how suddenly an endless prairie can turn into a vast desert or a lush forest. Every state in the union has breathtaking sights to offer the curious traveler, from ethereal salt flats to majestic glaciers. Here are nine of the most unearthly places to put on your United States bucket list.