Suburban Lanes was built in 1960 by Bob and Ann Crull. Originally the owners of Bowl-O-Drome in downtown Tipton, the Crulls found that a high demand for bowling called for an expansion from 8 lanes and pin boys to 12 lanes with automated pinsetters. Their new bowling center was relocated 2 miles south
of Tipton on Highway 19. During the peak years of league bowling,
back-to-back leagues daily were a necessity and long waiting lists for open
bowling were common. Since 1983, Suburban Lanes has been owned and
operated by their son, Bobby, a former Professional Bowling Association
(PBA) bowler. With over 50 years in the bowling business, Suburban Lanes and
Bobby still provide bowling entertainment for people of all ages and abilities.