Fans of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler often come to Atlanta for one reason alone: To see for themselves where the great Margaret Mitchell penned "Gone with the Wind." That location is a large Tudor Revival-style home, built in 1899, and now included on the National Register of Historic Places. Quotes and stories, photos and videos paint a vivid picture of Mitchell's short life (she died at just 49), and detail how her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel forever changed her. On the guided tour, you'll also stop at Mitchell's apartment on Crescent Avenue, the one she called "The Dump," where she first started the epic book that took her nearly a decade to complete. One caveat visitors are not assigned a tour time in advance, so it might be a while between your arrival and when your tour begins. If you do find that the case, there's a documentary about the making of the 1939 movie that you can watch in the courtyard while you wait. Overall, this is a small museum, and won't take long to conquer once the tour starts. Tip: Don't come to the Margaret Mitchell Museum unless you've read the book or at least seen the movie; otherwise, the charm will be lost on you. If you have done one or the other (or both), then also take advantage of the Atlanta History Center pass, which admits you to both museums at no extra charge.