The Scablands don’t exactly sound like an appealing place and they also kind of sound like a rip on South Dakota’s Badlands. However, they are a very real place, located in the Columbia Plateau in eastern Washington. While they may not look as gross as they sound, they certainly look a bit out of this world.

So what are the scablands? They’re an area of vastly differentiating features, visitors will see towering cliffs and deep holes as well as boulders scattered throughout the landscape. The alien landscape is the result of violent floods which swept through the area during the last ice age.

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Today, it’s a beautiful place to check out whether you’re hiking, fishing or simply going for a drive. Now if you’re planning on checking them out, you should also head to the Dry Falls Cataract. Why? It was once the largest waterfall in the world. We promise, it’s true.

Keep in mind you can no longer see the massive waterfall, but you can see the stunning landscape ahem scablands that are left behind today. The rocky outcroppings and cliffs now have plants growing on them while below there are groundwater-fed lakes full of wildlife. So get out there and learn something new and see just how much changes with time.

You can learn more about the Scablands on NASA’s website.