Acacias in the vicinity of the waterfall at Akaka Akaka Falls State Park. Big Island. Among these buildings stands the old courthouse, jail, and the Pioneer Inn, which was the first hotel in the city. In the streets I feel transported to another time, especially when I meet buskers singing old notes or taxis that belonged to early last century. The Front Street, formerly frequented by drunks and rowdy sailors, has become today in craft shops and art galleries.