Iowa Route 212 is a short route in near-eastern Iowa, west of Iowa City and the Amana Colonies region. The route is parallel to the Iowa River, roughly following the southern shore of the river. The eastern end is in Marengo at US Route 6. From there, Iowa Route 212 heads west-northwesterly to Iowa Route 21. The western end at Iowa Route 21 is right across the Iowa River from Belle Plaine, Iowa.
My photo of Iowa Route 212 comes from the eastern terminus in Marengo, at US Route 6. The easternmost portion of Iowa Route 212 bends to the south for a short while, so it can connect to US Route 6. That means this first trailblazer along Iowa Route 212 faces south for cars heading north out of the intersection with US Route 6. This photo was taken in February 2016 during a trip to Omaha that mainly used Interstate 80, but included a few slight detours for the sake of snapping route markers. Back to the Iowa main page. Back to the home page.