I think in some ways, at least from a local person's perspective, you don't get the full sense of the history or the culture if you don't go there. Like if someone came to Texas and had time to go to San Antonio, I'd encourage them to go to the Alamo. Why? It's a fort where we lost a major fight and it's small and not super exciting. But, it's effectively the place where all the non Mexican settlers who were willing to be part of Mexico if they would be treated equally went "No F YOU!" because almost every single person was slaughtered. It is, in a sense, where Texas started to truly become Texas. Which lead to it becoming becoming a country then a US state (we kinda went broke).
Is it because I think it's the coolest thing ever? No. But if you go with someone who knows the history and is passionate about it then you get a sense of what makes Texas... well... what it is culturally.
It is certainly understandable, of course, to not want to go (Texas heat Ya'll!). But if I was hoping to share the culture with you and I knew you could almost never come, then of course I'd bring you. I'd take you to Bucky's (a rest stop famous for clean restrooms and more!), bring you to Whataburger (fast food place listed as a State treasure) and take you to the rodeo (do I really need to say anything), simply because... it's part of our culture. It shows some of the things Texans, in general, find important.
If you have the time, energy and will to do so, it may be fun to ask a local to take you to the places the find important.
Goodness knows I miss the north sea and would visit it in a heart beat to stand in it's waters agian, or see the tower of London. But that's nosligia talking I suppose.